What Happens After Addiction Treatment?
Having a continued care plan in place for returning to Palm Springs or staying in the Los Angeles area is vital for your well-being and bet chance to stay clean.
Reason being—people who leave rehab without a continued care plan often find difficulty in returning to “normal” and this creates elevations in stress, anxiety and can lead to relapse. No one likes to go through the rehab treatment process and not make it when they leave. This can feel like a debilitating roller-coaster and become emotionally exhausting.
The continued care treatment plan is begun to be created with you upon entering Harmony Place, while an ongoing assessment is written by the clinical and medical staff while you give input. As you go through the treatment phases, the staff will be able to assist you and determine the appropriate length of your stay, your individual needs, and any logistical necessities that may arise.
Aftercare treatment plans are individually designed and should be followed closely, though they can be open to change in regards to new information that may arise.
A popular fellowship that many people attend for continued sobriety are 12 -Step groups, which can be found almost anywhere in the world, and if not, there are several 12-Step on-line options. 12-Step groups branched off from the founding organization of Alcoholic Anonymous and by utilizing the basic format have created a variety of meetings specific to the drug or addiction that someone may have. For the families and friend of addicts, it is often recommended that they attend a 12-Step AL-Anon group in their area. This can be highly beneficial for them to understand the addict on another level and be able to provide support when rehab treatment has ended.
Harmony Place drug and alcohol rehab palm springs will work with your family and friends to be integrated into the aftercare plan while you are attending rehab if you find this a beneficial and needed component.
To find 12-Step meetings in Palm Springs and the surrounding areas, you can access them online or calling a local office. From W. Dominguez, Date Palm to 7th Street in Coachella, there are several Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and other 12 -Step meetings at all hours of the day.
If you find that 12-Step groups are not a fit, please search out other organizations that can help with the ongoing process of leading a clean and sober life. Religious and spiritual groups may offer a fellowship that fits in your lifestyle, as well as recovery- based groups such a Celebrate Recovery, SMART Recovery, and Women For Sobriety. However, the 12-Steps can give a core foundation and a roadmap to help navigate through how to create a new life while being supported in a group of like-minded people with proven results if followed.
While in treatment, it is best to keep an open mind and have a willingness to change.
We know change is difficult, so at Harmony Place we provide a safe place to do it.