Rise Up To Change Aftercare
Residential treatment can be an important foundation for sobriety and it is important to remember that recovery does not end the last day of treatment. Transitioning from a residential program to home can be a challenging period and potentially lead to relapse. Continued support is vital in integrating the skills and knowledge learned in residential treatment into the teen/young adults' lives once they return home.
Rise Up To Change Aftercare Program: Monthly
The Rise Up To Change Aftercare Program builds upon all of the knowledge and life skills that teens/young adults learned while in a residential drug and alcohol treatment program. The program operates on a monthly basis, but it is recommended that clients receive at least 3 months of aftercare support. The program focuses on gathering and consolidating information from residential treatment and building a continuing care treatment plan consisting of goals and action steps which include developing healthy sober support systems, sober activities, and hobbies. A sober contract is developed which outlines the privileges and/or consequences for behavior. Drug and alcohol monitoring is established with random drug tests. Clients receive frequent check-ins and weekly meetings with a Rise Up To Change counselor for coaching and continued support. Weekly Progress Reports are provided to involved family member(s). Additionally, Rise Up To Change communicates and collaborates with all authorized treatment providers (ie – psychiatrist, therapist, school counselor, educators, parent coach, treatment program, etc) to facilitate consistency and ongoing communication which ultimately promotes a unified approach.
The Rise Up To Change Aftercare Program can be a valuable program for a successful transition for the teen/young adult. As experts often say “Protect the investment of residential treatment” and do everything possible to build upon that foundation of sobriety.