“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.”
Recovery from addiction doesn’t stop when you finish treatment, it’s a lifelong journey. Our Aftercare program provides a way to continue treatment when you have completed an Inpatient Program or Intensive Outpatient Program.
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.
The risk will slowly diminish – so long as you continue implementing the strategies and activities you will have learnt to maintain your 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.
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.
In the lead up to your completion of the 30, 60 or 90-day Arrow Health Inpatient Program, a clinician will work closely with you to develop an Aftercare Plan. This will be tailored to meet your needs and recovery goals and may include:
National Institute of Drug Abuse
Journal of the American Medical Association