At some point in an addicts stay at an addiction treatment center, whether it be residential or outpatient, they should begin to ask themselves, “what do I do after treatment?” Treatment typically consists of a 21-45 day program provided by a highly experienced clinical team. This is short term and should not be the “end all be all” of one engaging in healthy and positive lifestyle changes. It has been proven that the longer a person is actively in treatment their chance of success are greater. However, this is just the launching off point.
During the early stages of recovery, the stress of balancing all aspects of life can sometimes be too much and relapse may occur. This is where a proper after-care treatment plan can be valuable. We know this can be a burdensome process so the team at San Diego Sober Living can help you navigate your next steps in your recovery, even if you haven’t gone to a treatment center. Below is a list of a few options for one to consider when finishing up their clinical services program.
Sober living is always the number one option! It’s a great way to surround yourself with peers that are on the same journey as you are. The fellowship and camaraderie of like-minded peers is second to none and having guidance, structure, and support early on can really make a difference. Our partnerships with highly structured 12 step solution based recovery residences in the surrounding community allows us to bridge the gap between intensive treatment and sober living to enhance your in the recovery journey. As many recovered alcoholic and drug addicts will tell you, having a highly structured daily schedule and people holding me accountable for my actions were two of the key components to my lasting sobriety. You get both of these and more at a sober living.
12-step meetings are the next logical step for lasting recovery. Joining a home group and/or finding a sponsor in any of the recovery programs you chose to follow will help you build a healthy network of friends to rely on when things get tough. Addiction is not an illness that is meant to be battled alone! Sponsorship within the recovery community is a great way to get active in your program, be held accountable, and to have a second opinion on any idea or thoughts that you may be having. Don’t be afraid to reach out, we are here to help and have walked in your shoes at one point or another.
Community service is another great option to help give back and do something positive in your life and others.Many find the spirituality and recovery necessary through the 12 steps of AA. The most important piece to the puzzle for many is always giving back and helping others. A common misconception is that people often believe that the only way they can give back is by helping another addict or alcoholic. What about people that are early on in recovery that are not ready to sponsor people yet? They can always find a way to positively impact another person’s life by being an ear to listen, lending a hand in the community, or by being a positive role model in someone else’s life through their positive actions. Please call us today if you have any questions or concerns regarding aftercare planning.
San Diego Sober Living is a woman’s only sober living facility that is here to help woman navigate the journey of recovery and help them get their life back on track.