Why Is Continuing Care Important For Recovery And Sobriety?

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It’s important to have a lifelong outlook when going through recovery because recovery IS a lifelong commitment. Most people focus on the first part of the recovery process, which is rehab. Rehab is crucial because it’s one of the first steps in getting clean and sober and it builds the foundation for a healthy recovery. Yet once you leave the treatment facility, you must learn how to manage stress without turning to drugs or alcohol. Life after rehab is just as important as rehab itself, and this process requires continual work and effort.

Thankfully, you are not alone in your journey. There are tools available to help make life after rehab more manageable. Some days will be easier than others, but with the help of a continuing care program, being sober each day is possible.Continuing Care Important For Recovery And Sobriety

Understanding Continuing Care

So what exactly does a continuing care program entail?

During your time in treatment, you’ll have a care team that will get to know you: counselors, life skills coaches and other healthcare professionals. Before you complete the treatment program, you and these individuals will create a continuing care plan that is designed to help you eliminate temptation and find healthy ways of dealing with things.

At The River Source, our staff will monitor your progress after rehab once you have completed a 30, 60 or 90 day program. The components of our continuing care plan include:

  • Use of the naturopathic clinic
  • Sobriety checks
  • Alumni accountability
  • Weekly groups and/or 12-step meetings
  • Online continuing care

Benefits Of Online Continuing Care

Online continuing care for recovery is a great opportunity for you to stay connected no matter where “home” is. One online session is offered each week, and these small groups will include trusted friends from your rehabilitation period. It will help to keep them in your life as you immerse yourself back into society and grow in sobriety. Our online recovery groups focus on a lot of different issues such as careers, relationships, health, goals and everyday life.

While long-term recovery is a commitment, it’s important not to overthink things. No one knows what the future holds, so taking things one day at a time is a good attitude to have.

We Provide A Safe And Sober Environment

The River Source provides holistic rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addicts. We provide a safe, sober community with various forms of therapy such as acupuncture, biofeedback, dry sauna and IV therapy. Our patients also receive a continuing care plan that is customized to their needs.

To learn more about our programs and how we can help you with your recovery goals, give us a call today.