As the brain heals, the recovering person can still experience bouts of mental and emotional lapses and cravings.
This is known as post-acute withdrawal. Drug addiction is a chronic condition, and even with extended treatment in place, this can happen. An aftercare program helps to continue the effort upon completing our inpatient rehab. Whether it is a 30-day, 90-day, or longer program, the aftercare effort is needed to keep those who have gone through treatment working at their recovery and able to manage post-acute withdrawal.
We assist our clients with an aftercare program. These efforts are coordinated prior to leaving treatment. We have a good professional working relationship with outpatient programs, private therapists, sober houses, and intervention services. We will use these resources to create the right program for clients. As a 12-step-founded treatment facility, we will also get residents connected with any former alumni (if available) and the 12-step community in their area to get them engaged and involved in going to meetings.