I have completed rehab. Now what?
Rehabilitation is so important, but it is not the final step. Many people suffering with substance use disorders will re-offend after leaving rehab because they have not established the proper connections outside of the rehabilitation program to keep them on the straight and narrow.
Inpatient addiction treatment is the reset, but the clients have to re-enter society with all of its temptations and triggers. This is why an alumni program for addiction treatment is so necessary. Once someone graduates from EagleCrest, they are set up to have contact and open communication with the program team. We make sure that they feel connected to their treatment and their support community.
This ongoing support is crucial in full transition back into the real world.
Why Is Relapse So Common
Rehabilitation programs are often an escape for patients, a way out of the stresses and triggers that lead to addiction. This escape from the outside world is a way to help the patient reset so they can get the poison out of their veins and get the physical and psychological help needed.
However, the unfortunate reality is that rehab can’t last forever, and the clients must eventually return to the real world, which in turn means returning to the stresses, environments, and triggers that led to the addiction in the first place.
While addiction treatment provides the tools to avoid relapsing, alumni programs for addiction treatment help provide patients with support groups that can remind them of the lessons and hold them accountable to their promises.
Benefits of Alumni Programs
The the alumni program at EagleCrest offers these aspects to continue providing support to our graduated clients.
- Social groups for peer support
- Community activities for engagement and self-accomplishment
- A connection to the treatment center for continued growth and education
To remain connected to your treatment program is to give yourself a much better chance at staying in recovery. Call us today to talk about treatment options for yourself or your loved one.