“Even though I’d learnt a lot at rehab, I didn’t feel safe going back to the world with no structure or support. The Aftercare Program meant that I didn’t feel so alone and I could keep on top of things, stay aware of my triggers, keep learning. I don’t think I would have stayed clean otherwise.”
What Is Aftercare?
Aftercare focusses on relapse prevention and is designed to be there for as long as it’s needed.
Ongoing support includes weekly meetings, family groups, counselling and UDS (Urine Drug Screen) testing.
Arrow Health’s Aftercare programs include:
Continuing Care Program
- Three morning wellness and reflection groups per week
- A random UDS (drug screen) every week
- 12 Step group attendance (NA/AA meetings)
People who have completed the Arrow Health Inpatient Program receive 2 weeks of Continuing Care for every 30 days of treatment at no additional cost.
Why is Aftercare so important?
Rates of relapse for addiction are 40-60% with the highest risk of relapse occurring in the first 90 days of recovery.
Aftercare Programs reduce the risk of relapse and give you the best possible opportunity for long-term, sustainable recovery.
If you are planning on entering or leaving a treatment program, plan ahead and have an Aftercare program in place.
What will I get out of it?
- The best possible chance at long-term recovery
- Ongoing support
- Learn how to recognise potential triggers
- Find out how to prevent relapse
- Get help identifying high-risk situations
- Expand on the coping strategies learnt during treatment
The addiction treatment and rehabilitation services at Arrow Health ensure we provide an all-encompassing continuum of care, which means we give you a genuine opportunity for sustainable positive change.
Relapse Prevention Strategy
Participation In Addiction Support / Self-Help Groups
Follow Up Appointments With A Counsellor
Recommendations For Continued Urine Drug Screening
National Institute of Drug Abuse
Journal of the American Medical Association
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