Addiction, if left untreated, becomes a devastating disease that is chronic, relapse-prone, progressive, and sometimes fatal.
Before discharge, each client progresses through a personalized and comprehensive Relapse Prevention Plan. We have found that early recovery can be vulnerable. A strong continuing care (follow-up) program is essential which will help you to stay sober for longer period of time, minimize the risk of relapse, along with various continuing care groups and outpatient services. During the follow-up program, the client and family is advised and expected to visit the treatment centre (or online via Skype) after discharge in order to review any ongoing challenges. Local support group meeting addresses are provided. Regular contact with the client is provided via social media, emails and Skype.
The Family Support Program is designed to work simultaneously along with the client’s treatment. Presence of a family member during treatment possesses difficulty for all who are involved. It often clouds the ability to make the right decision when it comes to helping that family member during and post treatment.
The Family Support Program is clearly focused in understanding the disease relating to drug and alcohol abuse. The program outlines impact of such disease on other family members, helps to construct a plan for problem resolution and continuing care for the whole family.
The program facilitates the family members to learn about various family dynamics and tools that they can use to build healthy family systems with someone in recovery from substance abuse. Along with this, specific information regarding the family member in treatment is incorporated that ensures a recovery that lasts long for the client and healthy family dynamics.
The key elements of the Family Support Program include: