The dedication, clarity of thought and hard work it takes to go clean and successfully detoxify the body without relapsing is no small feat, even with the help of some of the most successful rehabilitation centres in the world.
Despite this, it’s important to remember that even once you complete your rehabilitation and get back to your normal life, you aren’t quite out of the woods yet.
Socialising with friends you previously used drugs with, getting your first payday after leaving rehab, or even just feeling bored are all potential causes for relapse.
In order to stay strong and complete your recovery, you will need to use everything you’ve learnt in rehab, be strict with yourself, and find ways to create a distraction in order to completely get back to truly being yourself.
Once discharged from treatment programme our graduates join our thriving aftercare programme.
About Our Aftercare Programme
The Aftercare Programme is also available for any other individual who has undergone therapy or a treatment programme, wanting to attend aftercare services. You do not have had to complete our programme prior to receiving our specialist aftercare service.
The moment you graduate from one of our treatment programmes is always a fantastic occasion for both our clients and staff. We’ve all heard the phrase “the road to recovery is a long one”, which makes it that much more incredible when a person is able to successfully overcome issues in their life and leave the clinic.
We also understand that leaving rehab can be scary and you might not have a support network of family and friends to draw upon when leaving. That’s why our team offers extensive rehab clinic aftercare, so we can help you with your ongoing recovery plan and provide continued support and advice.
For those recovering from eating disorders, our aftercare programme will help you with monitoring your diet while allowing you the freedom to make your own choices around your food. Our team will work with you continuously to help you plan a healthy diet, as well as offering counselling and support if you’re struggling or just need someone to talk to when you feel you need it.
Our main aftercare programme is free and you do not have to have completed a full course of treatment to gain access to it. For people who are interested in having extra support, we also offer telephone counselling and video counselling over services such as Skype.
These additional counselling services can be from a month to a year after you leave the clinic, and could help prevent relapses, and to work out deeper issues that may have influenced the path to addiction.
Most importantly, remember that our team are here to support you and we want you to survive and thrive after leaving the clinic. We will support you in any way we can to ensure you make a full, healthy recovery.
What Is Included In A Rehab Aftercare Programme?
What happens after rehab can often be disconcerting – going from being watched by therapists, GPs and nurses, and being given medication to reduce withdrawal symptoms, directly to handling things alone is often worrying at first.
Rehab aftercare can take multiple guises:
If deemed necessary, you will be invited back for a checkup to discuss how you are doing and whether you are experiencing cravings. This can also be considered a chance to discuss any difficulties you have had and get professional advice and encouragement.
Aftercare Treatments & Follow-Up Therapy Sessions
All of our rehabilitation programmes and home detoxes include free aftercare so that if our doctors believe you need it, you can continue to visit us after your inpatient (or home detox) period in order to attend CBT and other therapy sessions, in order to aid and support your ongoing recovery.
If you are unable to attend one of our locations, we are also able to refer you to your best local counsellors and therapists who meet your specific needs.
Support & Self Help Groups
Sharing your experiences with others you have overcome addiction and hearing their stories can be extremely inspiring and help you to realise that not only are you not alone but overcoming addiction really is achievable.
We are able to provide information on local support groups, alcoholics anonymous meetings, and similar groups such as SMART recovery, as well as refer you to NHS services and local drug and alcohol teams if necessary.
As well as offering expert clinical advice, we look to connect you with similar local groups and networks, so like-minded individuals can work together in a shared and supportive environment as they continue their recovery.
If you are recovering from a substance addiction, these groups can help provide you with a safety net of people who understand the journey you’re on and having regular check-ins with them not only helps keep you in a routine, but you’re able to meet new people and maybe even start getting back into hobbies or sports.
In the vast majority of cases, patients who leave our clinics will be completely past the withdrawal stage and therefore continuing to avoid drink or drugs will be much easier.
However, in the most extreme cases, withdrawal can last much longer, and so this may not always be possible.
Inpatients receive prescription medication to help reduce their cravings and withdrawal symptoms, which is something that makes staying sober much easier.
These medications can continue to be prescribed when you leave if necessary, allowing you to remain comfortable and safe in your own home while managing your symptoms as much as possible and having 24/7 phone contact with our team.
We can also provide referrals for ongoing holistic treatments such as massage and acupuncture, fitness trainers or nutritionists to help keep you healthy, positive and distracted through this period if needed.
Continual Care & Recovery Plans
We continue with our clients throughout the recovery progress, providing continual care and recovery plans alongside advice and integration into various other support networks.
We do not stop encouraging and motivating our group members and encourage individuals to think about their own recovery plans, alternative fellowships and meetings in your local areas are encouraged as you can never have enough support from other like-minded individuals.
At Serenity Addiction Centres we run an abstinence based programme for those experiencing difficulties with substance abuse and addiction, this is requirement for all attending the program. For individuals with an eating disorder food plans will be monitored. We strive to support you on your recovery Journey.
We understand that taking the decision to commit to rehab can be difficult, you can schedule a tour of one your local rehab centers to see the available facilities, resources and environment. This can help you with taking the first steps towards your rehabilitation