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Why Aftercare is Essential to Long Term Sobriety

Making the decision to seek addiction treatment for drug or alcohol abuse may seem like a major decision. It’s common for you to begin your journey to sobriety in an inpatient setting. This can include a form of detox and intensive inpatient program. At Laguna View Detox our residential treatment program focuses on holistic treatment in addition to evidence-based practices. Once treatment is complete it’s important to remember this is the first step on the long road toward recovery. Staying sober requires daily commitment. One way to stay committed is by completing aftercare. 

What is Aftercare?

Aftercare is a place where people go to learn coping skills that can be used to maintain sobriety outside of residential treatment. One of the biggest challenges during recovery is avoiding a relapse. The coping skills gained in aftercare can be used in everyday life. 

Aftercare is also a place you can go to repair broken relationships. Addiction not only takes a toll on your life but it affects everyone around you. This can even include professional relationships. Taking back your life includes mending broken relationships. 

Aftercare programs will vary from individual to individual but we are confident. At Laguna View Detox, we will put together a rockstar plan tailored to each person’s needs. We believe in empowering our clients and hold them accountable for their actions which helps them stay sober. 

How is it Beneficial for Long Term Sobriety?

Leaving residential treatment can be quite a culture shock. The way you interact with society will be completely different from when you were using drugs or alcohol. You will see the world in a new light and people will look at you differently. You’ve changed but the world around you may not have changed. The job you have to go back to may still stress you out or maybe you’re experiencing financial insecurity and need to get a new job. It’s easy to get caught up in life and forget what you’ve learned in residential treatment. Aftercare will give you the coping skills you need to handle your new life. 

The goal of aftercare is to provide you with a dual system of support and accountability. While the goal is to prevent relapse from taking place, Laguna View Detox also wants to provide you with the support you need to walk the road of recovery. Individuals who leave the inpatient world are particularly vulnerable to relapse during the first year. A high-quality aftercare program can provide tools and support for people who are learning to navigate their lives without drugs and alcohol.

Stay Consistent with Aftercare

Getting sober doesn’t mean you are recovered. The threat of relapse is real. It can happen in the blink of an eye. Life is stressful and you’re only human but you don’t have to live life post-residential treatment alone. Aftercare provides support and accountability. Everyone deserves help from trained professionals.

Laguna View Detox is Here for You

At Laguna View Detox, we’re a luxury drug and alcohol treatment program who really cares. Our services include detox, residential treatment, and aftercare. We want you to get sober but more importantly remain sober. Give us a call to get the help you need.

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