Vita Recovery's exclusive addiction aftercare programs form one of the most critical stages of substance abuse treatment. Like other chronic conditions, addiction comes with lifelong symptoms that may change or reoccur, making continued care and support vital for successful addiction recovery.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery as a process of change through which a person improves their health, lives a self-directed life, and strives to reach their full potential.
Our aftercare program is a tailored component of continued care for drug addiction and mental health issues to help you to establish a sober life. While less intense than residential treatment, our programs ensure that quality addiction treatment is still available, as well as ongoing support, practical coping strategies, and tools for preventing relapse.
In this way, social and emotional triggers for relapse, stress, and daily risks are managed, and we help you build the foundations of maintaining sobriety. At the same time, you have the chance to continue with educational or employment responsibilities.
Some people may receive sufficient support from family members and friends once they leave a rehab program. However, for many, successfully maintaining sobriety must also be attributed to the expert work of aftercare services such as mutual support groups, alumni programs, volunteer activities, or 12-step meetings.
Vita Recovery's aftercare programs are tailored to your individual needs but may include:
Relapse prevention plans
Substance abuse treatment in the form of family therapy, individual and group therapy
Recovery meetings and support groups
The many benefits of our addiction aftercare program make it a viable option for anyone coming out of inpatient treatment. It ensures that the transition from addiction treatment to life outside rehab is not done alone, with strong support structures and access to a treatment team in place.
All the progress made in acute treatment is sustained and integrated into a satisfying life strategy.
Relapse rates for people who have received substance abuse treatment are 40-60%. With Vita Recovery, you or a loved one has the benefit of knowing how to deal with this possibility through our aftercare services.
Our individually tailored relapse prevention plans are designed to help you stay free from drug abuse in the long run. This aftercare plan plays a vital role in the recovery process. It helps you or a loved one understand the risks of relapse and why sobriety is so important, and it keeps you motivated to abstain. The aftercare plan may include your goals, recovery successes, potential triggers and risks, and how to respond.
Stress and worry can be significant triggers for returning to drug use, so stress management is part of our aftercare planning. It ensures that the skills you learned for coping with stress and intense emotions are reinforced. Sober living programs are sometimes essential, as they provide a stable and drug-free environment throughout the recovery process while enabling a person greater individual freedom than inpatient treatment.
Residing in a sober living facility allows you to bond with other individuals who are recovering from substance use disorders while trying to maintain their responsibilities as they transition to life post-rehab. Sober living can mean a less stressful transition with access to treatment professionals and a chance to create a daily routine where you can find or attend work or engage in educational opportunities.
Aftercare entails less frequent contact with a treatment team than during an acute phase of addiction treatment, allowing you to adapt to real-life situations and encouraging self-sufficiency. However, we know that addiction impacts our physical and mental health, which is why ongoing therapy can be beneficial in aftercare programs.
Several types of ongoing behavioral therapy can be used to address diagnosed mental health disorders. Therapy also helps you process emotions, resolve conflicts, and unpack potential triggers for returning to substance abuse. Our outpatient treatment programs ensure that therapeutic help does not end when you walk out of an inpatient treatment program.
Embracing a support network outside of rehab can also help to build critical social and coping skills. Vita Recovery's aftercare treatment program ensures access to a supportive environment, individuals, and groups. This becomes life-long support, providing you with a sense of community and accountability, which helps to reduce the risk of relapse. Counselors, therapists, and mutual support groups - such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), provide insight, tools, and techniques for long-term recovery. These are crucial for maintaining good mental health.
Alumni programs also ensure that those without support systems in their personal lives have a chance to form sober connections in new groups. An alumni program may arrange regular social gatherings and meetings to maintain sobriety and continued support.
At Vita Recovery, you may benefit from our Intensive Outpatient Program, which allows individuals to transition from inpatient rehab to independent and sober lives. The 4-6 week program is not limited to patients who have undergone inpatient rehab and includes bio-psycho-social evaluations, access to psychiatric care, counseling, group and individual therapy, and in-depth aftercare plans.
Our innovative and evidence-based techniques include 12-step principles, solution-oriented therapy, motivational enhancement, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
We work closely with you to design a flexible recovery plan addressing your needs. If you have a family, you have the chance to recover while knowing that your familial responsibilities can be fulfilled; therapy sessions and activities in the daytime allow you to go home at night and attend to your loved ones. We also understand that work may prevent you from staying overnight in an inpatient program, so our case managers adjust your treatment schedule to match your job schedule. This allows you to recover at your own pace, with the support and care you need.
Our 30-day Partial Hospitalization Program provides patients with highly structured days planned and overseen by a multidisciplinary team. The team includes clinicians, therapists, case managers, and more who give you the skills you need to navigate daily life with confidence and sobriety. These skills are learned during the day and can be practiced when you return home at night.
On top of therapy, PHP also provides education on mood management and emotional regulation, handling school or work commitments, and preventing relapse.
Vita Recovery creates a comprehensive, individual aftercare plan using innovative techniques that build upon what has been taught, ensuring you have the best care and support as you transition into your new, sober life.