Addiction aftercare is an essential part of any recovery program and is designed to help patients abstain from drugs or alcohol once treatment is complete. Drug Treatment Centers Toms River can help you locate a suitable treatment facility. These facilities are staffed with skilled professionals to help you overcome your substance abuse and addiction problems. Call (732) 608-2260 to find out which aftercare program best suits your needs.
Addiction aftercare isn't a program, but rather a collection of programs that are integrated into treatment during rehab and included in the individualized aftercare plan that is implemented after the completion of the treatment program.
Addiction is a relapsing disease, and using drugs or alcohol after the physical addiction has been broken can lead to the return of the addiction, which will require another round of medical detoxification and treatment. While the statistics are rather dismal, lapsing and relapsing don't necessarily mean that treatment wasn't successful. For some people, more than one stint in rehab is needed before long-term recovery is achieved.
Up to 80 percent of those recovering from alcohol addiction will relapse within the first year after treatment. After the second year, the risk is reduced, and only 40 percent will relapse during the second through fifth years. After the fifth year, the rate of relapse drops again.
For those recovering from meth, the statistics are even more disheartening. A full 85 percent of patients in recovery from a meth addiction will relapse in the first three months after treatment, and of those who make it past the three-month mark, 88 percent will relapse within the first three years.
When a patient in recovery uses drugs or alcohol after treatment, it's known as a lapse. Lapses may or may not lead to a relapse of the addiction, but either way, swift intervention is essential for getting the patient back on the road to successful recovery.
Intervention after a lapse or relapse will start with medical detox if the addiction has returned. Whether or not the addiction has relapsed, a stay in a rehab center will help identify the issues that led to the lapse. Patients may need to re-evaluate destructive relationships during this time as well as develop more effective coping skills to manage stress and cravings.
After a lapse or relapse, the addiction aftercare plan will be revised to address the various issues that led to the lapse, which will likely include an increase in the number of therapy sessions and recovery meetings as well as other components based on individual need.