After Residential Rehab: What's Next?

By The Valor Team
Monday, February 25, 2019 at 11:56 am in
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Recovering from addiction is about more than just putting the drug or alcohol addiction behind you. It’s also about learning new ways to cope with life’s challenges and building your emotional and physical resilience.

It’s not an easy path, but well worth the effort to turn your life around. 

In residential addiction treatment you learn how to use valuable tools that help you cope with your challenges, and you gain important support systems that will be there for you now and in the future. Experienced clinicians understand that drug use is most often a way to cope with stress or other issues in your life, and that you need alternative ways to cope with these issues. Through addiction education, individual, group and family therapy, you can address trauma, grief and loss, financial stress, shame, relationship issues, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and any other challenges that you face.

In a forward-thinking, progressive treatment program, you have a diverse group of people and resources to support you after leaving the residential rehab setting. Participation in intensive outpatient treatment programs continues to develop and support your recovery skills.

Outpatient programs continue to offer the structure you need to sustain healthy approaches to recovery in your daily life. Ongoing outpatient care is customized for you, just as your residential treatment plan is designed with your unique needs and goals in mind. Different people benefit from different resources, which is why we offer such a range of support options and approach treatment plans on an individual basis. 

It may feel as if you’re starting over in certain areas of your life, which can be intimidating and frustrating. But, think of it as a unique opportunity to approach your career and its potential stress with renewed strength, recover your financial well-being, and revitalize your home and family life with a better understanding of how your personal relationships play a role in your addiction.

When you have completed your residential treatment program, you may be free of some of the old pressures and problems that were hard to cope with in the past. But you likely still have a lot of work to do. Along with a healthier lifestyle, more productive habits, and greater balance in all areas of your life, it’s important to keep working on the challenges.

Know that you are not alone in your struggles. Everyone recovering from addiction has challenges to face every day. But you are in a unique position to approach those challenges with a clearer perspective and a wider range of problem-solving skills and strategies. Your treatment journey has prepared you for the road ahead, to face the challenges head-on, and welcome your new opportunities to heal and thrive.

Valor Recovery Center offers comprehensive individualized treatment for people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

Contact us to learn more about our programs and how we can help you or your loved one start the journey toward lasting recovery.