Statistically, it has been shown that those who continue to attend aftercare and continue to engage in a recovery programme have a far better chance of staying clean, sober than those who don’t. We understand that transitioning from active addiction to sober day to day living is a challenging process.
By providing our clients with the opportunity to benefit from 1-year free aftercare, we can assist them in their reintegration into society. We help our clients to implement the valuable techniques and principles they have learned whilst in treatment with us into their daily lives.
Many recovering alcoholics and addicts, and their families fall foul to the belief that once a treatment process has been completed, the individual is cured of their addiction. They return home looking and feeling much better with a considerable shift in their thinking and actions. Treating addiction doesn’t work like that; addiction is an incurable illness.
We give our clients the basic foundations and help them to address the root issues of their addiction; but in our experience, recovery is an ongoing process of learning and implementing new coping strategies. Aftercare assists them with this process and gives them the best start to ongoing recovery and continued growth in sobriety.
During the primary care treatment phase, our clients undergo an intensive rehabilitation period where the root causes of their illness are unearthed and addressed. It is important that this happens; as by not addressing their issues with professional help, events, experiences and beliefs may well prove to be a stumbling block in their future recovery.
Experiences and events do not make an individual an addict or an alcoholic, but they can impact greatly on the individual’s quality of life and ability to deal with things rationally. Addicts and alcoholics typically struggle with emotions and day to day living; we are here to provide a continuity of care and assist them in that process for the first year of their recovery.
In order for a full recovery to be made and continuous sobriety maintained, all aspects of the individual need to be treated effectively. Aftercare is instrumental in this process, it provides a safe place where they can disclose their worries and the difficulties they are facing without judgement.
Furthermore, our recovery workers and the other peers attending will support them in finding a solution that is tangible and keep them focused on the recovery process. It also gives the individual the opportunity to help and support others, helping them to feel of use and to have a purpose.
Aftercare sessions are held in-house at our clinic, where clients undergo their initial treatment with us. This service is only available to those that complete their treatment programme. Facilitated by one of our experienced clinical team, those attending, have the opportunity to check-in and discuss any issues that may be of a concern to them.
The recovery worker will then help them to resolve any issues by using the principles of their chosen recovery programme, and by applying a number of proven treatment modalities. It also gives the individual the opportunity to connect with others that are experiencing similar events and struggles and learn from others experiences and how they overcame them.
Aftercare offers many benefits for those transitioning from active addiction to a clean and sober life. Here are just a few:
We understand that leaving rehab and having to face the reality of day-to-day life can be an extremely daunting thought. While you may be determined to continue living a clean and sober life, external triggers and temptations exist and dealing with these alone can leave you feeling isolated. To support you during this vital time, we have created a two-tier approach to long-term sobriety.
Short-term: we provide one year’s worth of free aftercare support sessions every week in the rehab you attended (or nearest clinic). Here you will engage with a group based therapeutic approach, with loved ones in attendance (if you so wish) but with the opportunity to speak with a counsellor one-to-one.
Long-term: we have built the UK’s first recovery network for all those who have attended a UKAT treatment facility. This lifelong recovery network is called Alumni – a gateway to lifelong sober companionship. Events include Christmas parties, dinners, adventure days out and, of course, summer BBQs.
This is the future of permanent recovery, and we are proud to be the first rehab family in the UK to offer it. Many people fear that putting down the drugs means losing their social life. At UKAT we say it’s only just begun! Please call to hear more about rehab, recovery and lifelong happiness.
If you have any questions regarding our alcohol rehab clinics, treatment needs, locations and cost – we can answer them!