After residential or outpatient treatment, a person begins on the path towards healing from addiction. Doing so often requires overcoming obstacles and managing challenges. Aftercare, a type of recovery program that continues after treatment, can make the process smoother. As a component of long-term addiction recovery and sober living, this therapy may provide the resources need to continue healing. Blueprint Recovery aims to provide access to this type of care.
What Is Aftercare?
After rehab ends, the need for continuing professional treatment remains. An aftercare program provides access to treatment to help you to remain sober long term. After the security of a treatment program, it becomes necessary to start to live again. That means confronting people, managing stress, and facing responsibilities that may not have been a priority or a necessity before. This brings with it increased tension and, in some cases, a threat of relapse.
In aftercare, you learn how to avoid relapse. You gain access to treatment services and therapy that can help you remain on the right path.
Therapy and Counseling
One of the components of aftercare is counseling. This type of treatment is given as often as needed. It involves spending time talking to a therapist, working in group sessions, or engaging in other types of holistic or evidence-based care. The benefits of therapy include:
- One-on-one support for problems that are occurring
- Have someone to help with relationships difficulties
- Aiding in overcoming negative thought patterns
- Being held accountable for sober living goals
- Working to manage mental health disorder symptoms as they occur
Aftercare involves both set schedules for meeting with therapists and counselors as well as last-minute appointments when you need help right away. Most people engage in addiction therapy weekly at first. Then, as they achieve goals and gain confidence, they move into programs with less frequency.
Another type of aftercare involves local support groups. Sometimes you do not need a full counseling session but just a reassuring few hours spent with people who understand your needs. This type of support is also a component of aftercare treatment.
What Type of Therapy Happens in Aftercare?
To ensure sober living continues, aftercare is versatile. Typically, there is a range of therapy options available. A counselor can recommend the best types for individual situations. This includes both holistic care as well as evidence-based treatment.
At Blueprint Recovery, this type of care includes:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Trauma therapy program
- Dialectical behavior program
- Group therapy program
- Individual therapy program
- Family therapy program
Any of these or other therapies available to you at Blueprint Recovery are available after you leave formal care as well.
What Happens If Relapse Occurs?
Addiction recovery is not a straight path that is easy to follow. It is a process that may lead to relapse for some people. If this happens during aftercare, treatment is available immediately. This may include entering into residential treatment, using medications to better control withdrawal symptoms, and getting involved in intensive outpatient programs. Each situation is a bit different, but therapy continues.
Relapse is often the result of not receiving enough treatment or not engaging in it well enough. It may also occur as a result of untreated mental health disorders. If you are experiencing any of these risks, it is critical to turn to a team of professionals right now for help.
Invest in Treatment by Calling Blueprint Recovery
Addiction recovery can seem like a long road. With our team’s help at Blueprint Recovery, along with aftercare support, you can achieve your goal of sober living. The key is to decide to get help today. Learn how we can help you. Call our treatment team 833.654.1004 or connect with our team now online.