CHALLENGES AFTER RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT
- July 25, 2018
Residential treatment programs provide a safe environment for many people struggling with addiction. In most cases, the sheltered environment helps individuals escape the settings that typically led to repeated relapses while attempting to become clean or sober.
While residential treatment can often be a terrific starting point for those dealing with addiction, most programs are short-term. Many clients stay in facilities for anywhere between 28 and 90 days. During these stays, individuals learn about some of the healthier coping mechanisms to deal with their addiction to supplant their former behavior of using.
Once clean or sober, such people are then free to return to their usual places of living. The unfortunate truth is that after completing the grueling first 30 days of getting clean or sober, such people often have to go through the entire initial adjustment again by now being forced to deal with the real world.
In many cases, this proves to be especially difficult. Some people once again become exposed to the very drugs or alcohol they sought to and had been able to escape. Others have old friends or family members who believe that the person in recovery has been “cured” and is able to consume more responsibly now.
On top of these issues, several people who enter residential treatment programs forge deep personal connections with fellow individuals in recovery during their stays. While such connections can certainly lead to valuable friendships, it is not uncommon for one person who relapses essentially leading to several other newfound friends then taking the same steps.
In some cases, long-term residential treatment programs can help people avoid these types of issues. Nonetheless, any kind of residential treatment program—whether it is short-term or long-term—needs to focus on providing the types of mechanisms that can help an individual not only get clean or sober but stay that way.
A 2006 study published in the English journal Addiction found that individuals who sought help for their addictions were less likely to relapse than those who did not. Even though residential treatment cannot completely guarantee lifelong success, it can often provide the strongest possible start for many recovering addicts.
The team at Asana Recovery includes several consulting physicians who specialize in addiction treatment and behavioral health. Our support specialists work closely with clients to help them achieve their recovery goals, and our staff includes experienced clinicians who are licensed or certified in addiction treatment.
Asana Recovery utilizes a treatment program that provides full support to clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We offer a comfortable setting in which people enjoy family-style meals and take part in programs that also provide post-treatment support.
Asana Recovery’s residential treatment is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the international, non-profit organization that accredits more than 50,000 programs and services at 25,000 locations. We accept most health insurance policies, including private plans. You can learn more about the residential treatment program at Asana Recovery when you call (949) 438-4504 today.