So, you’ve completed an inpatient rehabilitation program and you’re looking for an aftercare program that can fit your needs. You’ve heard about our programs at Lighthouse and you’re wondering how they can benefit you. We want you to know that our aftercare programs are more than just sober living! We offer case management for a full year, a great IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program), and so much more! Read on to learn more about aftercare programs and how they are so much more than just sober living!
Why Choose an Aftercare Program?
Many people who go through an extensive inpatient rehabilitation program are in the program for 90 days. They have become so used to living in a controlled environment that they need a transitional support plan like an aftercare program that we offer here at Lighthouse. Some people with past addictions, like those with “histories of homelessness, incarceration, and lack of social support for sobriety, are particularly vulnerable to relapse without the provision of long-term community-based services that support sobriety” (National Institute of Health). If you find yourself associating with one of these categories, an aftercare program can be even more helpful for you. Aftercare programs offer a structure for individuals who are stepping down from inpatient programs, as well as extra social support for those that need it. There are multiple types of aftercare programs, such as sober living programs, IOP, and extended case management.
Lighthouse’s sober living program is a recovery program designed for you. We want to help you get to the root of your drug and alcohol dependency, as well as any co-occurring disorders you may have. Our sober-living program takes on a community-based approach so that you receive the best care possible. Our sober living program includes the following:
· Individualized programming
· Clinical focus
· 3-to-1 staff to client ratio
· Program disclosure
· Continuity of care
· Family systems
· Life skills training
· Extended monitoring
· Randomized testing
· Medication supervision
Intensive Outpatient Program
Our IOP is a great thing to use when you’re living sober. Our philosophy is simple: find your “why” What we mean by this is that you must know the root causes of your addiction. If you don’t dig deep and figure out the root causes, you will struggle to have success in recovery. Sustainable recovery requires a “why.” Our IOP includes transparency, community, individualization, and communication. These things are all necessary for a step-down program like our IOP. Read more below to learn about these facets of our treatment:
Transparency: Lasting recovery is not merely the ability to stop using substances, but a process that requires real change, starting with an intensive and often uncomfortable confrontation with reality. Our staff works with residents and families to develop radical honesty and transparency, by which the core issues of one’s addiction are brought to light and the healing process can truly begin.
Community: It is near impossible to develop lasting recovery alone, in fact, we’ve never seen it accomplished in the many, many years of having worked in the industry. Everyone needs support along the way. Our sober living community-based model emphasizes peer support amongst residents in addition to holistic oversight and guidance from all staff members.
Individualization: Each individual’s circumstance is entirely unique, and the reasons and drivers behind the addiction are as well. From the beginning, our sober living philosophy was to build an environment in which we could work on a customizable basis with each resident and each family. This dramatically increases the resident’s personal ownership of the recovery process.
Communication: Addicts often work to “split” communication between the various parties helping them in their recovery, i.e. parents, siblings, extended family, primary therapist, primary care center, etc. We believe communication, and more specifically, unified communication, plays a tremendous role in the efficacy and success of the Lighthouse Recovery program.
Another great option we offer for aftercare is extended case management. Lighthouse’s case management program is a comprehensive set of individualized services focused on transitioning you into a sustainable and successful life of recovery for a full year after you complete treatment with us. Our case management program includes the following:
· Life skills training
· Planning and goal setting
· Family empowerment
· Alcohol/drug monitoring and screening
· 24/7 emergency availability
· Face-to-face meetings
· Network liaisons
· Sober companions
· Relapse prevention
Why IOP Is Good When You’re in Sober Living
Because many clients struggling with addictions are also dealing with a lack of stable housing, sober living homes arose as a place where these clients could live while attending outpatient programs (National Institute of Health). Our IOP can give you a set schedule that helps keep you on track. You can attend recovery meetings such as 12-Step meetings while utilizing sober living, as well as individual and group therapy provided by our IOP. Through our IOP, you will learn to develop a relapse prevention plan. You will also be able to learn new communication skills that can benefit you in your recovery. Lighthouse’s IOP is a world of opportunity.
Lighthouse Recovery Texas is here to help you transition from inpatient treatment to outpatient treatment. This can be done with our new intensive outpatient program. Call us today for more information about how we can help you in your recovery journey. You won’t be disappointed in what we have to offer. We can’t wait to speak with you today!