When a person is in a rehab program for substance abuse, they can often become anxious towards the end of their stay at the center as they face returning home. It is always important to have a strategy for the transition period of leaving rehab and going back to the environment associated with substance abuse. Although going home after treatment can be daunting and makes some people feel vulnerable, there are plenty of options available to them to help them through early recovery.
Many rehab centers offer an aftercare program for patients leaving programs and returning home. This is because it is generally necessary for patients to need a little extra help to make the adjustment. Aftercare programs are generally open-ended because addiction is a relapsing illness that takes a lifetime to recover from. An aftercare program is the most effective way of ensuring there are no difficulties in early recovery although it is easily possible for people to find their own support systems elsewhere.
Depending on your personal beliefs, there are different support groups available for recovering addicts, many of whom offer free meetings. Perhaps the most well-known are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which are based on the 12-step method of recovery support. Although this is widely regarded as a religious approach to addiction recovery, it is a method that has been proven effective for many thousands of people worldwide.
For people who aren’t necessarily religious, there are plenty of alternatives to 12-step including Women for Sobriety, SMART Recovery, and Secular Organizations for Sobriety. Many rehab centers today offer holistic or complementary therapies which have been shown to be highly effective in providing support in early recovery. Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga are excellent as coping mechanisms against stress, triggers and cravings to abuse substances.
CASA Recovery in Orange County is dedicated to providing treatment solutions for people with substance use disorder. As part of our personalized addiction treatment programs, we ensure there is a solid addiction treatment discharge plan in place before you return home. It is important to provide full support and treatment from detox to rehab and into recovery and CASA Recovery can help you. For a discrete consultation, contact us in confidence today.