Aftercare services begin when you enter a treatment program. In treatment, you establish short and long-term goals so you can start building your life in sobriety. Addiction changes your body, physically and mentally and affects all aspects of your life, such as financial obligations, relationships, your job, and compromises family communication.
Treatment helps you plan for a new life of sobriety. In treatment, you will learn how to stay healthy, mend broken relationships, and develop strategies to prevent a relapse. Aftercare services help you transition into a life of independence and become a productive member of society. With a transitional living program, clients receive counseling, group therapy, and nutrition planning.
Life after treatment can be lonely, scary, and overwhelming. During stressful times, you can feel pressured to use drugs or alcohol to cope. Treatment teaches you to focus on fun, sober activities and explore your interests, hobbies, or skills that you can discover without drugs or alcohol.
Aftercare services offer counseling, which can encourage you to stay on track with sobriety. By continuing group therapy and meetings, you can develop new friendships with other sober people who have struggled with addiction. Many relationships can develop with others within the group. This becomes a great support network for you during difficult times. Find someone you can count on to call when you are feeling challenged.
Some aftercare services include a mentorship program. A sober mentor is a way to maintain accountability and support beyond treatment. Mentor responsibilities can include:
- Assessing a person’s mood, behavior, and relationships
- Confirming work/school commitments
- Ensuring cleanliness and personal hygiene
- Accompanying person to 12-Step meetings
- Acting as a sober companion for trips or events
The physical and mental impact of addiction causes psychological changes such as feelings, behaviors, and thoughts. Early in recovery, emotions that were once subdued by drugs or alcohol may begin to resurface. A mentor can help ensure you cope with strong emotions in alternative ways. In transitional living, we explore the world around us and find the things that are new and nurture our needs in a productive and healthy way.
“If you can quit for a day, you can quit for a lifetime.” – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction or substance abuse, get help today. Nexus Recovery Services specializes in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction and offers aftercare services. Our mission is to provide tools and support for every client’s seamless transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life of sobriety. We offer a free and confidential consultation. Call us to get started:310-881-9151