A recovering addict may be at their most vulnerable in the days, weeks, and months following rehab. It is at this stage that, having left the controlled environment of treatment, they are faced with many of the same stresses and temptations that led them into substance abuse in the first place. Sometimes, they may feel alone in their struggle to stay sober, cut off from the supportive environment they experienced in rehab. The danger of relapse is very real during this period, and those in recovery need as much support as they can get in order to remain clean and start building a strong foundation for the rest of their life. Our alumni programs provide that vital support. The recovery journey is a lifelong practice that requires maintenance and strength long after treatment is completed. By having a strong support system from those in the recovery community, you are setting yourself up for success.
The Importance of a Supportive Network
Support and understanding are at the heart of the alumni programs at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches. We use several initiatives to remain in consistent contact with our rehab graduates to make sure they’re continuing on the path of recovery and to provide any assistance in handling temptation and in preventing relapses. By connecting individuals in recovery who have shared the same experiences in treatment, our alumni programs build upon the levels of trust and support that individuals in rehab have already developed with their peers in the program. This enables the recovering addict to begin their post-treatment life on day one with a supportive network of people to whom they can turn if they encounter any obstacles or setbacks.
Alumni Members at BHOPB
Having the support of other individuals who have successfully gone through treatment can go a long way and these people know exactly what you are going through during this process. If you are feeling scared or worried about how to handle certain situations outside of treatment, alumni can guide you and help you navigate through challenging times. It’s important to lean on a supportive network when you start to feel temptations to use again. With help from alumni, you can build a strong foundation for a successful recovery outside of treatment. The danger of relapse should not go unnoticed and it’s important to have the tools needed to overcome this situation.
In addition to our standard alumni programs, Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches also offers resources for individualized aftercare, including referrals for individual counseling and transitional living options. At BHOPB, we do not see the end of rehab as the end of our commitment to our clients; we continue to provide the support and guidance that can be so critical in the post-treatment period. We understand that surrounding yourself with positive influences can be extremely beneficial in the early stages of recovery and our alumni program in Palm Beach is designed to help struggling individuals stay on the right track.
If you are struggling with substance abuse and you need help, contact Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches today. We can guide you through customized treatment every step of the way in order to reach long-term sobriety.