Throughout the initial recovery process, they have been surrounded by a supportive peer group, trained counselors and treatment specialists to help them cope with their everyday problems, and an environment of emotional and physical safety. Now, it’s time for them to pack up their bags and move back into their former world. Although they are equipped with new learned coping skills, there has to be a bit of fear and trepidation surrounding this big step into sobriety – all on their own.
In reality, many treatment programs offer an outpatient treatment option that gives the recovering addict the additional time and support they may need in order to establish a more solid footing in their new drug or alcohol-free reality. With a fully-evolved treatment program, the patient is allowed an extended stay and further education and counseling in the areas that may give him or her a better chance for success while navigating their life. They are able to more fully develop an understanding of marital issues, family dynamics, work-related issues, as well as the emotional triggers and stressors that led to their abuse of drugs or alcohol, in the first place.
With gender-specific sober homes, the recovering addict has a home that allows him or her to return to work during the day, while enjoying the companionship and guidance of their recovering peers each evening and on the week-ends. The structured environment of the sober-living home provides the healthy atmosphere needed to help foster sobriety in the patient. Drug tests are performed periodically to protect the integrity of the space for all sharing the home.
During the outpatient program, the recovering addict is encouraged to participate in the local community-based 12-step programs. These programs are available throughout the day and into the evening, with a meeting available whenever the patient needs to share with or gain insight from someone who has suffered the same types of challenges. The fellowship that can be found in the 12-step meetings can be an extremely powerful support system. All members of the AA 12-step organization want their fellow members to succeed, while enjoying mutual benefits from the joint support. During this phase of his or her treatment, the patient is encouraged to find a sponsor that they can relate with, in order to continue in the fulfillment of their personal 12 steps to recovery and service.
The recovering addict is also provided with a list of the counselors and therapists in their surrounding areas. This affords them the opportunity of finding additional professional help from a certified therapist that they can easily to relate with, while continuing their education into how to function happily and healthily in a life free from chemical dependency.
Distributed by Client Initiatives
Company Name: Design for Change Recovery
Contact Person: Joe Hunter
Address:1066 E. Avenue J.
Country: United States