Aftercare is a general term used to describe any ongoing or follow-up treatment for substance abuse. The level of care happens after your teen leaves an initial rehabilitation or treatment program. Prolonged substance abuse can affect brain function, and the effects can last long after someone stops using drugs or alcohol. Therefore, it’s essential to have a long-term treatment plan in place.
No matter the setting, treatment provider, or methods used, the goals of addiction aftercare programs are to maintain sobriety. We help your teen find ways to prevent relapse, build meaningful relationships that foster recovery, and become a healthier person.
At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, our treatment team understands what your teen is going through. As a result, we are here to help them plan their lifelong recovery alongside their family. Contact us today at 662.373.2828 to learn more about your teen’s treatment options.
How Does Aftercare Recovery Work?
Any chronic condition requires aftercare planning, and addiction is no different. An addiction aftercare plan is similar to a discharge plan from a hospital. Just like a doctor would advise a patient after leaving a hospital stay for asthma or heart failure, treatment professionals will advise your teen after leaving our addiction treatment programs. Aftercare planning includes:
- Understanding of the severity of the condition
- Identifying any hurdles to successful treatment
- Setting patient expectations
- Keeping patients accountable through set follow up appointments
- Creating a realistic, sustainable self-management plan
- Putting a plan in place in the event of triggers
- Regrouping in the event of a recurrence of symptoms
With the help of an aftercare program, your teen can grow and thrive outside of treatment.
Stonewater’s Aftercare Recovery Program
At Stonewater, we customize aftercare programs for teens to each boy’s recovery plan. In addition, we offer extended sober living skills that your teen can implement in everyday life. Within each aftercare recovery program or activity, the intention is to help adolescents build upon what they have learned at Stonewater to help them conquer stress and establish trust so that they can work through difficult situations. Additionally, Stonewater stays in touch with our alumni for at least one year after they leave to offer support and resources to prevent relapse and identify struggles. Our aftercare recovery program includes:
- Organization of sober community events
- Development of mental health supports
- Best practices for building a stable home environment
- Establishing a sense of community
- Transitional and aftercare programs
- Employment coaching for teens
- Educational encouragement and tutoring
Another integral part of the Stonewater aftercare recovery program is encouraging teens to pursue lifelong passions. Pursuing these passions develops and enhances cognition and can bring joy and stability to their life. Whether creative writing, art therapy, or picking up a new sport, your son can learn to nurture these passions outside of treatment.
Contact Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center helps your teen learn the tools he needs for success upon his return home. Our team will help guide you to the extended care step that makes the most sense for you and your family.
Your teen’s physical and mental health is our priority at Stonewater. We want your teen to leave our treatment facility with the skills needed to avoid unhealthy environments that don’t support sobriety. The opportunity for the entire family to learn essential aftercare skills at Stonewater is a fundamental part of succeeding in life. Our aftercare program helps teens build a foundation to lessen the chance of relapse and encourage their growth into healthy and balanced adults.