Once you make the decision to enter into drug and alcohol treatment, you’ll be able to focus on fixing what’s happening to you right now. That often includes working on breaking dependence on drugs and working through past trauma. It may mean learning how to manage your disease on your own, too. However, it can be scary to think about what will happen when you leave therapy and go home. Will you be able to continue to heal? How will you avoid the negative potential outcomes?
Drug Treatment Doesn’t End Once You Leave Therapy
During treatment, there are several things you’ll learn and develop to help you after you leave residential care. Here’s a look at some of them.
Stress management tools
You’ll learn how to manage stress in an effective manner. That means learning how to recognize when a situation could be stressful and how to handle the difficulties this brings. You also will learn how to deal with tough situations at the moment, including how to communicate the problem, find a way through it, and prevent it from occurring again.
Schedules and routines
You’ll also develop routines. This is important because it helps you manage the most important components of your recovery. That includes ensuring you get enough sleep, nutrition, and exercise on a routine basis. You’ll also find that a structure like this can help you reduce difficulties that often stem from poor care of yourself.
Thinking and processing
It is also important to learn methods for dealing with the obstacles you face on a daily basis. For example, you will learn how to properly deal with negative information. Instead of negative thinking that is inaccurate, you’ll learn how to recognize negative thoughts so you can change them around in a positive manner. This is done in cognitive behavioral therapy.
Supports Outside of Residential Care
Outpatient treatment is often a stepped down opportunity for many people with addiction. That means that once you leave inpatient treatment with us, you’ll set up a schedule to continue to come in for care. This is often significantly less time than what you are getting now, but it will ultimately help you have what you need when there’s a struggle.
- You’ll get time to talk about what you’re facing at home.
- You may be able to include family therapy and relationship support in care.
- You’ll have someone to turn to when you’re frustrated or overwhelmed.
Outpatient therapy is critical to ongoing healing. Sometimes stepping back into your life after addiction is very difficult. Having this help as you make those changes is vital.
America’s Rehab Campuses offer a wide range of additional types of treatment for you as well. You’ll have access to some of the following programs based on what your unique needs are:
- 12 step meetings: this continues after you leave care. You’ll be able to continue to work through the process and heal as you live at home.
- Sober living opportunities are available for those who may not have a drug-free and safe place to live. You’ll learn how to engage in life in a meaningful manner again.
- Local recovery groups may be available to you as well. If you have a moment of weakness when you need someone to talk to, these groups are the best tool to help you get help fast.
In addition to this, you’ll have access to tools to support your healing. That includes interviewing skills, help with life skills, family support therapy, and much more. All of these things work together to help facilitate the best level of health and healing possible.
Recovery Is a Long and Exciting Journey
America’s Rehab Campuses can help you to achieve your long-term goals. If you are battling addiction right now, know that you have options to heal. To achieve those options, you need the right support and guidance. Let’s talk about your options in our treatment center. We’ll then talk to you about the tools you need to create a strong future for yourself as well. Reach out to our team today to learn more about the care we offer now and well into the future.