What makes an aftercare program worth doing?

April 7, 2019 | by Tricia Parido | Certified Master Addictions Coach at Turning Leaves Recovery Life and Wellness Coaching

 I can answer this question from several angles.

As a participant, it is very different for just about everyone, but generally the feelings are, wow I made it, I am frightened to be out of the structure I have been experiencing, the support was amazing, I want to stay connected, too, I am done, I just want to get back to my life, maybe I’ll give recovery aftercare a try for a little while.

From the clinical perspective, practitioners generally want to make sure their clients have transitioned back home safely and are headed in the right direction. Following up weekly and monitoring their demeanor through group participation for the first 30 – 90 days helps them get a sense of how well their time together impacted the client’s mentality and their need for continued treatment aftercare.

As a program director, the goal is to reduce recidivism rates, for the participant and for the practice. They want to see success stories. The problem is that most programs have targets to hit set by insurance organizations to meet coverage guidelines and the funding institutions to ensure profitability. Therefore, the length of an aftercare program is set by business professionals involved in the financials, not by the participant who may need the support.

What I know is this, people who engage in an aftercare program that carries them through the first year or even two have a significantly higher success rate and report higher levels of personal satisfaction living life.

This doesn’t mean they have to attend daily meetings and participate in lengthy recovery group sessions every week throughout this entire period.

What it does mean is that an effective aftercare program is tailored to meet them where they are and tends to their personal needs. The goal being that the participant will become reconnected with life, regain a sense of self, and develop personal control.

Which is why I created Treatment Transition to Life. It shows up in each person’s life so that they are supported on the individual level that they need to be the best version of themselves they can be, all while learning why they do what they do and how to fix it.

So, if you are looking for an aftercare program that truly works in your life, right where you are, call me!

Visit the website. turningleavesrecovery.com 

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