Successful addiction treatment can be a complex process where multiple therapies may be required to overcome the disorder. ABT Aftercare is one important component of the treatment process that can increase your chances of effective treatment. It involves continual counseling and support even after you have completed the traditional method of treatment. They are mostly extensions of rehabilitation programs and vary based on the substance abused and your situation.
Find out how an aftercare program can be beneficial for comprehensive treatment.
Higher Chances of Long-Term Recovery
Studies show that entering into an aftercare program increases your chances of recovery. Most people think that all they need is a few weeks of treatment to overcome their addiction problem. However, a longer program including aftercare has been found to be much more effective.
Patients Learn Coping Skills
Once you move out of the rehab program, you are still likely to find it challenging to deal with past triggers that drew you to use the substance. This is because most patients are unable to develop essential coping skills required to stay sober in the long-term. Aftercare provides you the time and helps you learn how to deal with the triggers.
It teaches you how to lead a sober life through guidance for:
- Preventing relapse
- Re-building relationships
- Engaging in sober activities
Aftercare programs also simplify the process of transitioning from the treatment phase to normal life. A short treatment program of a few weeks that involves detox and rehab doesn’t teach you how to transition back to your everyday life while preventing relapse. Aftercare prevents a sharp and dramatic move and reduces or eliminates the chances of relapse.
It gives you the opportunity to learn from others facing similar challenges and issues. You get valuable support and are able to learn how to face and fight off the challenges.