Sprout Health California is committed to your recovery.
There is only so much we can do during the treatment process. We provide the tools necessary to complete a successful recovery; however, it is up to our patients to use them when they leave our facility. The transition from a treatment facility to real life can be quite overwhelming; you will need someone to turn to for guidance or support.
Continuing to Receive Care
Follow-up is one of the most important steps in your treatment program. In order to sustain a lasting recovery, it is necessary to continue receiving professional help. Sprout Health California is committed to your recovery; therefore, we provide continuing care.
Our continuing care, which includes support meetings, individual counseling and the rebuilding of damaged relationships, begins once your treatment is over
Once you return to normal life, you will no longer be surrounded by clinicians or people experiencing the same thing as you; therefore, returning to your past social circle and the risk relapse are increased. Attending support groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous, provides you with a similar environment that you experienced at our treatment facility.
Alumni and Support Groups
After you complete your treatment, we highly recommend attending support groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. These are known as chapters and meetings and they are highly effective in creating a large network of support for recovering patients. They lend support, guidance and advice in a positive and safe environment.
Meetings and chapters were established to help recovering patients transition into everyday life. Everyone who attends meetings is either in recovery themselves or an Alumni of a facility; either way, they understand what you are going through and will offer the best tips and tricks on how to maintain sobriety. Our Alumni can offer a tremendous amount of support. They have successfully completed treatment programs, have learned the skills necessary to aid in recovery and understand how to encourage others facing similar obstacles.
Advantages of Aftercare and Monitoring
Aftercare and monitoring are highly recommended to help keep recovering patients on track. An aftercare treatment will typically involve scheduled meetings and weekly group therapies. This is similar to outpatient treatment; however, aftercare also consists of networking with peer monitors, gathering with company supervisors and employee assistance personnel, meetings in rehabilitation teams, relapse avoidance visits to a treatment center and consented testing. Aftercare and monitoring is designed to reduce the risk of relapse.
Risk of Relapse
Recovering patients can either lapse or relapse after treatment if they do not continue their care. Most people do not know the difference between lapse and relapse. A lapse is characterized by using a substance or drinking alcohol just once; while relapse, on the other hand, occurs when there are multiple uses of the substance or alcohol. Relapse is inevitable if a recovering addict has not fully developed the coping skills or tools needed to combat their addiction; which is why we offer so many options for each patient. We want them to gain as much knowledge and as many tools as possible to reduce their risk of lapse and/or relapse.
Maintaining Sobriety and Avoiding Relapse
Even with proper treatment, if maintaining your sobriety is not your top priority, the risk for relapse is significantly increased. Wanting to become and remain sober is a choice you will have to make on your own. If you do decide to continuously strive for a long-lasting recovery, it is so much easier if you have the right support group. It is smart to find new friends who share your same values because even though they may not pressure you, hanging out with the same friends you used to may trigger your addictive behaviors.
Sprout Health California will do what we can to provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We will offer you support and guidance even after you leave our facility through our alumni, support groups and aftercare.