Completing an addiction treatment program can be very empowering and motivating. You may feel as though you’re ready to take on the world. However, maintaining recovery in the long-term takes work. You must remain committed to the lifestyle changes you have put in place and continuing to follow your relapse prevention plan. Following residential or PHP treatment, it can be beneficial to engage in outpatient treatment to strengthen your recovery and practice what you have learned.
Outpatient treatment gives you flexibility yet provides a certain level of support and accountability. Programs typically run a few hours per week, either in the morning or evening, so that you are able to hold down a job or other responsibilities. You can work outpatient treatment into your schedule so that it becomes part of your routine.
As you reintegrate into society and build your independence, challenges are sure to arise. Part of recovery is implementing strategies to overcome these issues without the use of drugs or alcohol – something that you worked very hard on while in treatment. An outpatient program can provide you with support and guidance in maintaining your sobriety and dealing with difficult situations in a healthier, more effective way. By participating in individual or group therapy, you can work through the challenges you face while reinforcing what you have learned.
Outpatient treatment can help you to feel more confident as you explore and build your life in recovery. You are not alone on this journey and there are many others who have walked (and are walking) the same path and want to help you to be more successful. You can learn from one another and continue progressing in recovery as you overcome your personal struggles and reach more milestones in your journey.
JC’s Recovery Center can help you to create an outpatient treatment plan that works for you and your needs. Find the support and guidance you need for continued success in recovery.If you could use additional support, flexibility, and accountability in your recovery, call JC’s Recovery Center today to learn more about our Outpatient Program.