04 Jan Know Your Options After Detox
Medically supervised detox helps many addicted people safely and comfortably purge their bodies and minds of the long-term effects of drug and alcohol abuse. However, detoxification is only the first step in achieving lifelong sobriety for yourself or a loved one. Sustaining long-term recovery includes carefully planning your options after detox.
What Is an Aftercare Program?
Because of the way the disease of alcoholism affects the brain, detox does not “cure” addiction. That’s why making a proactive recovery plan in advance can be a difference-maker in your successful transition to a drug-free lifestyle. Continuing treatment helps you avoid your addiction triggers as you shed old, unhealthy habits and thought processes and rebuild new, positive ones.
Managing addiction involves making a conscious daily decision to live free of drug and alcohol use. Knowing your options after detox can help you make the right choice to surround yourself with supportive professionals and sober peers. Having a sound aftercare plan lets you focus exclusively on your recovery and stay on track with your goals while you transition into a life of recovery with less risk of relapse.
What Is Inpatient Treatment?
Inpatient rehab involves living onsite in a supportive environment that offers programs such as individual and group therapy, family programs and sometimes even holistic options such as yoga and outdoor exploration. Depending on the rehab facility and the extent of your addiction and any co-occurring mental health disorders, you may stay 30 days, 60 days, 90 days or longer. Typically, the longer you spend in treatment, the better your long-term success rate will be.
What Is Transitional Living?
Many recovering addicts find it beneficial to not return home immediately after completing an addiction treatment program. Transitional living homes, or sober living homes, provide a “middle ground” between the rehab facility and a full return to the stressors of daily life. They are a stable home environment where people in early recovery can surround themselves with others who have committed to sobriety, and they often offer residents greater structure and accountability through things like regular drug testing and group meetings.
What Is Structured Sober Living?
Because people who suffer with the disease of addiction have often lost a sense of control in every aspect of their lives, structured sober living offers the opportunity they need to rebuild it. Structured sober living is a longer-term option that creates a sense of community among people as they work toward the shared goal of avoiding relapse. They typically have a rigorous schedule every resident must hold themselves and each other accountable to. Beyond that, they create a sense of community because the residents are usually the same gender and age range.
Customized Transition Options After Detox
At Inland Detox, we understand each client comes to us with very different needs. To ensure the best results for each of our clients, our expert clinicians create tailored treatment plans that account for factors such as each client’s health and history of substance abuse, as well as any specific needs that might affect their ability to manage their recovery process after their discharge from our facility.
When it’s time for our clients to “graduate” from our detox program to the next level of care, we maintain close connections with certified, trustworthy inpatient, outpatient, primary treatment and residential living centers to help you smoothly transition between detox and the next phase of your recovery. We can help you at every step of the process to recommend the best options after detox for your health and individual goals. Contact us today to get the help you need to start your recovery process on the right foot.