Aftercare for Addiction
So you completed programming and treatment for your addiction. First things first – congratulations! This is no small feat, and to have made it to this point is an incredible achievement. What is crucial to remember now is that the work isn’t necessarily over. Addiction is a chronic disease and one that stays present for the entirety of a person’s life. To combat the prospect of relapse, Legacy Healing Center Fort Lauderdale offers an incredible aftercare program that will allow you to uphold your newfound sobriety while enjoying an enriching community of empathetic individuals.
What Is an Aftercare Program and Why Is It Important?
An aftercare program is a kind of ongoing treatment service that is provided to individuals in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction once they achieve sobriety. After working to break free from your addiction, a certain level of attention must continue to be given to maintain that self-restraint. This will look different for each individual.
Legacy Healing offers a variety of services to do this, including:
- Continued support through therapy sessions with mental health professionals
- Alumni support groups
- Family support groups
- 12-step facilitation therapy
By the time you complete treatment, you will also have developed a relationship with your own personal recovery coach. This person will continue to provide support and guidance while you reacclimate to your everyday life. They will be there to help uphold the important lessons you have learned in rehab and assist in implementing any long-term recovery plans that you have decided to undertake. They can also provide direction towards navigating relationships with friends and family, as well as assisting with applying for schools or jobs. Most importantly, they will be a source of care and consistency, helping you stay connected to the lessons you have learned.
Some good soul-searching should be expected if you want to make the most of your aftercare experience. Facing one’s past and future can feel daunting, and this is why most addiction treatment programs place emphasis on taking things one day at a time.
Engaging Sober Activities
Contrary to popular belief, recovery doesn’t have to be all work and no play. It is about learning to find the fun and joy in life without the presence of an intoxicating substance. One of the best ways to discover this is through our alumni community. We place a great deal of importance on helping current and former patients to stay connected, and do so through a variety of methods, including:
- Organized social outings
- Weekly meetings
- Support groups
- Opportunities to hear guest speakers at your nearby addiction treatment center
During group sessions, you will have the opportunity to listen and learn from the experiences of those with similar struggles to your own. Committing to doing so can help you acquire skills you may not have previously considered. You will also be able to express yourself freely in a safe space, which is something that many addicted individuals struggle with. The objective is to be able to face these challenges without the crutch of alcohol or drugs.
We organize year-round activities that keep this vibrant community connected and thriving. These are the friendships that act as the foundation for life moving forward. We encourage each of our clients to participate in a number of fun outings, such as:
- Beach days
- Sporting events
We hope that you discover new hobbies and ways to enjoy your time while fostering relationships with supportive people who have similar lived experiences to your own. Establishing this support system will give you a community you can lean on long after treatment has concluded. Legacy’s aftercare programs seek to foster understanding, empathy, and agency in the lives and minds of all that walk through our doors and maintain the lessons learned in any one of our levels of treatment.
To learn more about our aftercare rehab program, contact Legacy Healing Center Fort Lauderdale today.
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What Our Alumni Has to Say
Absolutely beautiful! Staff is so caring and welcoming. Highly recommend to anyone who is struggling and looking to heal. This is the place for you!Jacqueline C.
Honestly, it's not what you imagine when thinking "detox." Legacy made my experience so comfortable from beds, food, staff and such a clean facility. Besides all that they literally gave me life back. Forever thankful.Avi S.