Addiction treatment is the first step taken towards a life in recovery. However, it’s continuing care, or aftercare, that supports people through recovery. If you have a loved one that’s about to leave a rehab program, you’re probably wondering how to support them after treatment. This continuing care ebook is meant to be a resource to anyone looking for ways to prepare themselves for this stage in their loved one’s journey.
Like treatment, aftercare is highly personal and will vary by person. Since we cannot create an individualized guide for your loved one, we focused on the critical elements and the key areas of concern about continuing care. In this first edition of our continuing care ebook, you’ll find:
- What’s aftercare?
- What should an aftercare program include?
- How to be supportive in recovery without being overpowering?
- Are there support sources for families?
- How to recognize relapse
Who Should Download This eBook?
This ebook is for anyone with a loved one in addiction rehab. However, anyone with a close friend struggling with addiction can find this book’s contents helpful. It’s important to note that this book is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. This is meant to be used as an educational tool that helps people understand addiction and its consequences more comprehensively. It includes information on how to help your loved one, how to protect yourself, and what to do in case of relapses. We know that receiving your loved one after being in rehab is exciting but also overwhelming. We want you to know you’re not alone in this struggle.
What Can My Next Steps Be?
If you feel lost after downloading this ebook or have questions about creating an aftercare plan for your loved one, don’t worry. We’re here to help you understand what to do next. To start, we recommend that you reach out to one of our addiction support specialists to see what your next steps could be. To some, this might be scheduling a phone call with a specialist to devise a recovery plan. Others might inquire about aftercare programs and ask to see how their loved ones can join. Or, perhaps you’re looking for help for yourself and want to learn more about family therapy. It all depends on where you are right now. We always encourage people to attend support groups for families of addicts. Seeking therapy for yourself can also help ensure you’re taking care of your mental and physical wellbeing. If you have any questions, we invite you to call us at (866) 308-2090 at any time to speak with our caring admission specialists. We’ll listen carefully (and confidentially) to your questions, needs, and concerns. Together, we can help your loved one start the journey to recovery. Remember, addiction is a life-threatening disease, so every second count.