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Aftercare

From the time you enter treatment, we begin preparing you to thrive in everyday life after you walk out our doors. With a strong focus on relapse prevention skills and real-world opportunities to practice facing challenges in recovery, you’ll feel confident in your new, healthy lifestyle.

Relapse Prevention

While in treatment, we help you identify triggers that may have led to destructive behaviors in the past. You’ll learn how to address these difficulties and establish healthy boundaries and self-care practices. We introduce you to a number of resources that can help you stand strong in recovery, including 12-step groups and alternatives to the 12 Steps. You’ll also learn about the science and psychology behind your issues to help you understand what got you here and what will help you stay well.

Practical Recovery Skills

You’ll learn healthy coping skills while in treatment that you can draw upon throughout recovery. Some of these may include mindfulness, fitness, healthy nutrition and expressing yourself in creative ways like writing, music or art. Through therapeutic approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy, our clinicians will teach you change negative thought patterns and behaviors and develop productive ways of dealing with distress.

Preparation for Everyday Life

We offer opportunities to put your new recovery skills into practice in various real-world social situations. Depending on the Promises treatment program you attend, you may engage in volunteer work in the community and participate in outings such as bowling, shopping, movies and dining out. These situations help you experience everyday activities while in treatment with the support of your clinical team and peers.

Alumni Support

When you attend treatment at one of our mental health and drug rehabs, you become part of our Promises family for life. We have an extensive alumni network that offers invaluable peer support and accountability in recovery. Many of our treatment programs offer alumni and aftercare groups as well as regular alumni events and outings.

Continuing Care Planning

Our clinicians work with you, your family and any referring clinicians to make sure you have strong recovery resources in place when you leave treatment. These may include supportive living arrangements, appointments with mental health professionals and connections to recovery resources in the community such as support groups.

Depending on which treatment program you attend, you may have access to a 12-month continuing care plan based on principles that have been shown to promote long-term recovery. Our JavelinSM continuing care services connect you to social support networks and a Javelin recovery coach, work with you and loved ones on positive reinforcement methods, and provide ongoing addiction and mental health education, goal setting and drug screenings as appropriate.

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