We often say at Cirque that ‘Treatment is the place for discovery. After treatment is where you find recovery.’
Even with successful treatment, addiction is a condition with a high possibility of relapse. A common problem faced after getting clean and sober is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS. This syndrome can lead to intensified cravings, a struggle with behaviors, and emotional extremes. It varies on the individual and is a process found as the brain tries to heal.
We have seen a relapse happen too often to individuals who have become complacent in their recovery program. But this is not the time to feel like the program or effort has failed. It is a time for action to reevaluate the recovery plan, and if needed receive additional care.
A solid starting point is a long-term drug rehab program. It is through the continuing care and recovery efforts that we take what was developed in treatment and further establish it with long-term support in a home community. There are many options to discuss and take advantage of when it comes to continuing care after treatment. These things are a part of the personalized care offered at Cirque. Counselors and our aftercare coordinator will walk each client and family through appropriate options to continue the efforts of sobriety.
We also provide our residents and graduates of our addiction treatment program with privileges and services to help them maintain sober living. We encourage alumni to always return and guest with us before relapsing. The lifetime guesting privilege allows the former resident to return to our drug rehab facility for a few days and get refocused on recovery.