Aftercare/Sober Living

Going through inpatient rehabilitation or getting outpatient treatment is vital to your addiction recovery, but what happens after you finish? Without regular maintenance, you could find yourself back in the cycle of addiction.

A Johns Hopkins study estimated that 65–80% of all patients relapse after undergoing a detox program within a month. However, those who continue with a comprehensive treatment program are ten times more likely to stay sober. A major part of that comprehensive treatment program is quality aftercare.

Formal Aftercare

Serenity Lodge partners with several IOPs (including Serenity Lodge Orange County), sober-living facilities and therapists to ensure your long-term sobriety. Formal aftercare programs may include:

  • Psychotherapy and Recovery Groups
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Step-Down Residential Care
  • Residence in a Sober Living Home

Sober Living

Sober living homes allow men in active recovery to live in a temptation-free environment while they prepare to return to society. To ensure that residents are staying on a positive path, most sober living homes require urinalysis testing to make sure you remain substance free following treatment.

Studies show that sober living facilities have a positive effect on lasting sobriety. Without temptations present, the chance for relapse is minimized.

Upon finishing treatment at Serenity Lodge, we can refer Guests to a quality sober living facility.

Informal Aftercare

We also encourage self-accountability, including developing personal strategies to avoid relapse. Some of these strategies might include:

  • Mapping out prevention measures
  • Dealing with temptation
  • Attending a consistent recovery group
  • Evaluating decisions
  • Creating a more balanced life

Aftercare and Sober Living Programs Increase Your Chance of Sustainable Recovery

While inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient programs lay the foundation for a quality post-treatment life, aftercare programs make sure you’re firmly on the road to recovery. It’s important to think of recovery as a journey and not a destination. With constant self-maintenance and a quality aftercare, long-term recovery is possible.

Want to learn more about Serenity Lodge’s program options? Call us today at 866.379.4365.