Addiction Aftercare Begins Before Treatment Ends

While you are transitioning out of our program, it doesn’t mean the end of our relationship.  Our entire dedicated staff remains available to you after you’ve left Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community & Farm. Our transition phase provides individualized collaborative plans and recommendations facilitated by the Clinical Team that begins before programming is successfully completed.  The focus is on lifestyle changes and relapse preventative maintenance for your ongoing sobriety. Similarly to diabetes and the requirement of daily healthy lifestyle choices and insulin shots, recovering addicts or alcoholics need a maintenance program that includes 12-step meetings, a spiritual component to enhance sobriety, and a strong supportive well-balanced aftercare program.

Remember that the goal of any successful aftercare plan is to assist the addict in sustaining his self-worth by keeping in touch with his thoughts, feelings and behaviors, to reconnect with family, return to gainful employment, and have a strong sense of community—life!

This might include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous or other 12-step meetings like Sex Addicts Anonymous, Codependents Anonymous or Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Sober-living housing
  • Addiction aftercare groups
  • Addiction counselling
  • Psychiatric services
  • Family or couples counselling
  • Vocational counselling
  • Continued education
  • Volunteer work
  • Medical appointments
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Leisure activities

A Truly Individualized Aftercare Plan

Since our clients come from all over the country, we work diligently to create a support structure for each client within his or her own community. Each aftercare plan defines and clearly delineates the standards (the goals and actions) that an alcoholic and addict should follow to continue personal growth and sober living. Our clinical team helps the client follow their aftercare plan by addressing concerns as they come up. The goals of the aftercare plan include:

Sober Living

  • Handling craving
  • Identifying dangerous situations
  • Maintaining abstinence from all substances
  • Coping with daily stressors and triggers
  • Spiritual development and growth

Social Relationships

  • Having fun without drugs and alcohol
  • Developing new relationships
  • No criminal activity
  • Issues of the recovering family
  • Using the recovery community for support
  • Avoiding active addicts
  • Continued self-development

Family

  • Continue family counselling
  • Options for handling crises within the family
  • Family members finding outside sources of support from 12-step groups such as Al-Anon or Codependents Anonymous

Work

  • Addressing work history, if necessary
  • Plans for entering the work force, if necessary
  • Evaluating the type of work to pursue
  • Evaluating the role that continuing education offers

 

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