A Better Today

Aftercare for
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A Better Today’s Effective Aftercare Options

When you graduate one of A Better Today’s drug and alcohol treatment programs, we want you to be confident in your recovery. Having a strong aftercare plan is important for long-lasting results. Substance abuse rehab focuses on developing routines that support your lifestyle change. Aftercare plans help enforce the lessons taught in treatment and guide you in the right direction that promotes sobriety and positive thinking.

In substance abuse treatment, clients learn about addiction as a manageable disease, how to cope with cravings and life stressors. These concepts are key when fresh out of treatment. Having an aftercare plan that involves weekly meetings, one-on-one sessions with therapists for relapse prevention, and local sober community events will give you the confidence you need to start anew.

Utilizing medications like buprenorphine or naltrexone during and after treatment can dramatically affect your success rate of remaining abstinent from drug and alcohol abuse. A Better Today wants you to achieve your own version of success. We will utilize safe and effective medications and invest in ground-breaking technology if it means reuniting a mother with their daughter or providing a second chance for our clients at a better life. Check out Dr. Carlton’s video on the benefits of substance abuse treatment medication to learn more.

Toward the end of your treatment plan at A Better Today, we will work with you to develop a strong aftercare plan that will suit your needs and keep you on the right path. Our staff will drive you to sober living houses or get you in touch with someone from a fellowship who can help you find a sponsor. ABT continues to care long after you have graduated one of our programs to ensure that you pursue your own version of success and happiness.

ABT graduates who attend intensive outpatient programs & move into a sober living have a higher success rate fresh out of treatment.

Having Confidence in the Next Step: Maintaining Your Sobriety

After years of substance abuse and 90 days of drug and alcohol rehab, stepping back into the real world can feel overwhelming and stressful. For many people in recovery that involves landing a steady job, establishing financial security, reconnecting with your family, continuing step work, and attending meetings. Not having someone there to encourage this positive routine can be nerve wrecking.

At A Better Today, we completely understand. Our graduates have expressed serious concern about venturing out into the world and still maintain that routine that keeps them positive and focused for their future. That is why we feel having a solid aftercare plan before you graduate treatment is something that ABT encourages and prepares our clients for during their last weeks of rehab.

One of the things that ABT encourages the most is sober living right after treatment. Transitional living offers a safe place to live that provides structure and support from the sober community. Some sober living establishments provide structure found in rehab with freedom to come, go work and attend 12 step meetings.

Pairing sober living with an intensive outpatient program is always recommended by ABT, especially if active addiction has robbed you of your home, family, and career. Intensive Outpatient, or IOP, is a continuation of substance abuse treatment where you attend meetings, discuss feelings and stressors of everyday life, and continue step work. Graduates who attend IOP and reside at a sober living house have a much greater success rate and higher quality of life after treatment.

How Can Sober Living Help Me Stay Clean Fresh Out of Treatment?

Sober living establishments or transitional housing provide clients with living arrangements that offer safety and structure similar to a drug and alcohol treatment program. These houses are ran by recovering addicts who have years of sobriety under their belt. A fountain of knowledge, these house managers enforce a comradery lifestyle in recovery and hold clients accountable when it comes to their aftercare plan. Trained to defuse problems and offer support when it matters the most, these people genuinely care about the quality of your life and the progress you make in your recovery.

Sober living is also a place where you can practice the techniques learned in rehab without feeling out of place or judged for your past. Clients who have decided to begin their new life in one of these living arrangements find it easier to maintain their sobriety being surrounded by the sober community. Sober livings often help people find jobs when their record is tarnished, transportation to and from fellowship step meetings, aftercare programs and in general, hold them accountable for keeping up with all of their requirements for living in the sober living house.

Not every sober living is identical. One of the biggest challenges is finding a transitional housing that provides you with the right level of restriction and freedoms needed in your journey through recovery. Based on the feedback from graduated clients, ABT have development a guide to finding the right sober living arrangement that suits your needs.

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A Better Today can help will develop a strong aftercare plan that suits your schedule & keeps you focused on your recovery.

Intensive Outpatient Programs to Help You Cope When You are New to Recovery

A Better Today offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) for those who have graduated and need the extended treatment. Often held in the evenings, these group discussions focus on teaching healthy coping mechanisms for daily stressors and relapse prevention.

In active addiction, isolated behaviors are common and often contributes to the depth of the addiction. Many who graduate from a drug and alcohol rehab program run the risk of falling back into those bad habits forcing them to deal with stressors and cravings all by themselves. Intensive outpatient surrounds you with people who care, know what you are going through, and encourage positive thinking and routines when you need it the most. A Better Today’s approach to intensive outpatient focuses on building a strong support network and educating clients about addiction as a disease. Developing a solid support network with therapy sessions and fellowship obligations are important and IOP can ensure that you have enough information to keep you on the journey of recovery.

ABT clients are offered the opportunity to continue one-on-one sessions with their therapist. This opportunity allows you to focus on your recovery, make changes to your aftercare plan with guidance from your therapist, and track your progress with a person you already trust. These individualized sessions can be key to those struggling with co-occurring disorder and need the direction to overcome symptoms. Learn more about the effectiveness of evening intensive outpatient programs fresh out of substance abuse treatment.

Aftercare and the Quality of Life in Recovery

There is no pill or type of treatment that cures drug or alcohol addiction. Addiction is a manageable disease that takes time and dedication to overcome, especially if you have been abusing a substance for a long period of time. The best part is that you do not have to do it alone. Aftercare is designed to help you achieve your own version of success with the guidance of the sober community to help you through the hardships.

Being new to living in recovery can feel overwhelming and the looming risk of relapse could add stress to an already stressful transition. Establishing an aftercare plan that is manageable and realistic helps you have confidence in your recovery; decreasing your fears of relapse.

Sober living and Intensive Outpatient care is a great place to start, but there are other methods that can fit into your aftercare routine that can bring both happiness and strength in your new direction in life. Fellowship service commitments can offer a sense of fulfillment, personal therapy can help you release frustrations, counseling sessions can offer guidance when dealing with law & child protective services, and sober sporting activities help keep you busy and involved in the sober community.

A Better Today wants to remind you that your whole life is waiting for you when you graduate treatment. There is a whole community of people who know what you are going through and are more than happy to help you achieve the goals you set in rehab. Our graduated clients tend to move on to bigger and better things they never thought they could achieve. Many have ventured out to pursue careers in nursing, cooking and run sobering living houses. Those goals that they have are their version of success. What is yours and how can A Better Today help you get there?

Have Confidence After Rehab, Plan Your Aftercare in Your Routine

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