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Aftercare and Beyond
Altitude Recovery Community offers extensive aftercare planning to ensure you have the best chance at success in long-term recovery.
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Introduction to Aftercare
Getting sober and staying sober are not the same thing. You may find yourself seeking drug or alcohol treatment because the consequences of your drug and alcohol use were causing the walls to come down all around you. It can be hard to remember that once you’ve gotten sober and started to build a life in recovery. We can inadvertently romanticize our drug and alcohol use. It is the inability to remember, the romanticizing of our using days, and the lack of practice in living sober that causes so many relapses. You may be nervous about leaving rehab and that’s normal. You don’t have a lot of practice with living a sober life right after you leave addiction treatment. You’ve been in the protected rehab bubble and the outside world can seem a little scary. You may wonder if you can live your life sober but it’s imperative to recognize the work that you’ve done in rehab, and how it will support you as you move forward. That person who came to detox is not there anymore and you don’t need to resurrect them.
When you leave rehab, you will have resources and tools that you can use in your recovery. You’ll have techniques that you learned in reiki therapy, art therapy, or yoga therapy. You’ll also have the outcome of all of the work you have done in therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy and the skills you’ve learned in skills groups. Additionally, you’ll have the friends and connections that you made while in treatment.
Even with all of the mentioned above, the early days of sobriety can be challenging, and drug addiction aftercare is an essential tool to navigating sobriety. We all know that the goal is to remain sober, but we also know that relapse happens. Sometimes it takes more than one attempt at sobriety before it sticks. And while yes, relapse is dangerous, it doesn’t mean your recovery is over. If you physically survive your relapse, then don’t waste one moment in shame and guilt. Dig into what happened and figure out the lessons. Relapse is not an off-ramp from which you cannot re-enter the highway. Drug addiction aftercare can help you prevent relapse from happening and it can also help you recover from it if it does happen.
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We Work With Most Major Insurance.
Altitude Recovery Community works with most major PPO & POS insurance plans that cover out-of-network benefits. We will work so you have little to no out-of-pocket costs when it comes to getting help for substance abuse at our luxury drug rehab in Camarillo, CA. To find out your benefits and coverage for treatment, click the button below to get a free benefits check right now.
Our program is unable to accept Medi-Cal, Medicaid, or Medicare plans at this time, however, please feel free to contact us for a list of programs that do.
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What Happens After I Complete Rehab?
Leaving rehab may feel a bit like going home for the first time. You’ll be both looking forward to your newfound independence and a bit scared of how to handle it. Much of what your life will look like after rehab may be determined by what your life looked like before rehab. If your living situation was a healthy one, you might return to it and continue drug rehab aftercare from there. However, if your pre-treatment living arrangements weren’t serving you, you should consider exploring living in a sober house.
Residing in a sober living facility may better support your life in recovery, particularly in the early days. You might also participate in outpatient rehab and choose to attend meetings at peer support recovery groups such as twelve-step fellowships. Your aftercare plan, much like your entire treatment plan, will be tailored to you. Your treatment team will work with you at admission and throughout your treatment to customize your plan to serve you and your sobriety best. Your relapse prevention plan may read like a flow chart and include “if/then” statements to help you navigate your cravings and urges to use because the truth is that you will be tempted to use again. Aftercare can help you to move through those temptations without relapsing.
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The Benefits of Aftercare &
Researchers have found that participating in aftercare increases the chances of success in recovery. Drug rehab aftercare enables you to create more connections with others in recovery and to build a support network. It provides you with people to lean on during the bad days and people to have fun with on the good days. Depending on where your addiction took you, you may not have anyone left to turn to when you get sober. The worst thing you can do is remain isolated. Attending aftercare and peer support recovery groups can help you remain engaged in your recovery. They will also provide you with a way to fill up your time while you’re learning how to live sober. While you were in treatment, you began to clear away the wreckage of your addiction. Drug addiction aftercare gives you the tools and the space to continue that work while you are also navigating early sobriety. Think of it like having training wheels on a bicycle.
Imagine that you’ve been using drugs and alcohol for the last ten years. Imagine how much the world has changed while you were focused on getting and using drugs. Creating a life without drugs and alcohol requires that you re-enter a world that may have changed while you were actively addicted and using. This new life also comes with a new toolkit filled with coping mechanisms such as mindfulness, meditation, and movement. You’ll have a whole new way of talking through and dealing with your feelings. Still, you can’t try out your new tools in rehab in the same way that you can outside of rehab. When you leave inpatient rehab, you’ll be using those tools with others who may not even know that you’re in early recovery. Drug rehab aftercare allows you to keep practicing how to speak your truth while establishing the boundaries you need to stay sober.Talking about concerns and struggles with others on a similar path can help you feel less alone.
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We have one main goal at Altitude Recovery, and that is to provide recovery space for those still suffering from alcoholism and addiction. At our inpatient treatment center in Los Angeles, we believe that you can change your life, reconnect with your family, and heal yourself in recovery.
We understand how easy it is to become isolated in your addiction, but we also know how beginning to connect with others will help you in recovery. Our professional, compassionate staff will partner with you to create an individualized approach to your recovery. We do not believe in a “cookie-cutter” approach to healing. Your treatment plan will be tailored to you based on your history and your overall health. While we know that addiction affects everyone in similar ways, we also know that your circumstances aren’t exactly the same as someone else’s. We know that everyone is capable of recovery when provided with the right tools in the right environment. Your recovery journey begins with wanting to get sober, and we can help you find your way from there. Contact us today so that we can help you to build your life in recovery!
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Aftercare Planning in Calabasas
Aftercare planning begins early on in your treatment. As you work through what brought you to your addiction, you will begin to identify the part of your life that may have to change. You and your treatment team will review your living arrangements, your job, and even your circle of friends. Every part of your life will have to be viewed in terms of how it fits with your new life in recovery. If others in your home use drugs and alcohol, you might not want to live in the same house anymore. If you found yourself using drugs and alcohol with your coworkers, it may be time to change employment. If your entire social circle used drugs and alcohol, you might find that you do not wish to spend time with those friends anymore. Likewise, you may realize that you need extra support after you leave inpatient residential treatment. Drug rehab aftercare allows you to have additional support so that you have a safe and supportive environment for working your way through the pitfalls of early recovery.