Here at Simple Path Recovery, we don’t just throw our patients out into the world to fend for themselves after treatment. Throughout their time spent with us, we work to actively prepare individuals in treatment for life outside treatment walls, clean and sober. But, often this preparation is more than just a 30 day stay in residential treatment. While treatment is helpful and a great way to start a path to recovery, 30 days isn’t enough to completely change an individual’s thought patterns, behaviors, and choices. But, continuing care can help to keep individuals focused on their path to recovery. And, here at Simple Path Recovery, we offer a number of continuous care opportunities to help individuals remain motivated and encouraged once they’ve graduated from treatment.
A Gradual Transition back into Daily Life
Throwing people back into the real world after undergoing life-changing experiences like detox and treatment is overwhelming. But, throwing them out into the world after treatment without any preparation is more than nerve-wracking; it’s dangerous. Relapse is a real problem; one which most people will experience in the earliest days of recovery. And, unfortunately, it often ends in death. So, it’s extremely important to make sure individuals are ready for the transition from treatment back to daily life. And, important to gradually incorporate aspects of daily life throughout treatment. This is known as continuous care. Continuous care is available in a number of ways. From treatment planning to our alumni program, Simple Path for Recovery offers different forms of continuous care for every individual enrolled in treatment.
Step Down Treatment
First and foremost, when an individual comes to us for help with addiction, we don’t just throw them into a one-size-fits all treatment program. We discover their needs through various medical and psychological evaluations. This is known as case management. And, each case differs. So, treatment isn’t the same for each person. In addition, where a person may begin at our facility with treatment may be determined according to needs, previous treatment history, and detox. For example, if an individual has already completed residential treatment with another facility, we may suggest an outpatient program. And, individuals who do begin treatment with us can expect to start at the very beginning–detox. Once detox is done, it’s usually suggested that the most intensive form of treatment be used (residential). Once residential treatment concludes, the next form of treatment is made available. And so forth. This continuous method of treatment is also known as “step down treatment”. Furthermore, it’s proven to help individuals gradually introduce their newly established sobriety. Which, in turn, helps to reduce the risk of relapse and encourage long term sobriety success.
Finally, the last step in the step down of treatment is aftercare. Once treatment concludes, individuals can continue with step down care with the use of aftercare programs. Here at Simple Path Recovery, we offer a number of sober living environments. These housing opportunities allow individuals to remain in an environment surrounded by those in recovery. Plus, requires individuals live by a set of rules which help individuals to remain held accountable for their sobriety. Additionally, graduates can take advantage of the alumni program. Alumni are invited monthly to gather and celebrate accomplishments, seek help, and gain support in their recovery communities.