In addiction treatment, you may discuss aftercare planning. Aftercare is an extremely important practice, so let’s dive into what exactly it is and how you can plan for it. As always, the Avalon Malibu team is here to answer any questions you may have.
Treatment is only the first stage in the life-long journey of recovery. Aftercare planning is an element of treatment where you and your care team plan ways to maintain long-term sobriety after you complete treatment. If you’re at an inpatient facility, then the goal is most likely to get to a place where you can succeed with a lower level of care. It’s important to think about ways you can manage sobriety on your own with support from others.
The Power of Social Support
One of the most important things to think about when aftercare planning is the various support systems you have in your life. These could be something or someone you can lean on when you’re going through tough moments. Addiction recovery isn’t easy, so making sure that you have support is essential.
Some people have a family as their main support, while others rely on recovery support groups and finding communities that understand their struggles. When you’re making an aftercare plan, be sure to consider what kind of long-term support you will need.
When you’re doing aftercare planning, do it through a comprehensive lens. Thinking about every area of your life can help you make a holistic plan. Such a plan acknowledges areas where you may struggle in the future and ways to prevent them from derailing your progress. Addiction treatment can help set you up for success post-treatment because treatment will help you strengthen your confidence in your ability to stay sober.
If you’re just beginning the aftercare planning process, speak with your treatment team for help creating your aftercare plan. They’ll most likely have some thoughts they can share about what you might want to consider and how to move past future roadblocks.
Aftercare planning is extremely important, but it can be challenging. At Avalon Malibu, we strive to make sure our clients have a high level of support and that they’re set up for success. We understand just how complicated addiction treatment can be, so we work with our clients to help them throughout the process. If you’re not sure where to start with aftercare planning, give us a call at (844) 857-5992. We’ll be happy to provide you with more information about how we can help with aftercare planning as well as the treatment services we provide.