Relapse Or Recovery
Rehab to Relapse, or Rehab to recovery? The difference is active participation in purposeful and active aftercare programs. Aftercare groups, 12 step meetings, recovery coaching? All improve chances of gaining long term recovery, which in turn is a strength in it self.
With many years experience of recovery on a professional and personal level I have always been sad to see anyone return to their addiction. There are many factors and influences involved in a relapse. There are patterns and high risk times and situations. I noticed that relapse often occurs soon after completing residential treatment and a person returns home. With so many people now travelling far and wide for their detox and rehab, the after-care package was often not in place for them, and I wondered if this was a factor in the relapse.
Claire Calland works part time for RedChair. When presented with this observation she went to work researching this observation. She put together a professional high standard report on this.
We are pleased to see that her efforts have been reward with publication of her work in the leading industry magazine Addiction Today
After-care is a crucial step that should be a seamless part of moving out of residential recovery. RedChair provide an independent therapist led after-care group on a Wednesday evening in South Manchester. This is a practical consideration for anyone returning to the North West. We hope that treatment centre staff will double their efforts to ensure clients have a door to door experience as they leave treatment.
You can read the article here. Please pass this link on to any counsellors or therapists who advise clients on what to do when they leave treatment.
Aftercare is a fundamental tenet in maintaining long-term recovery but is too often overlooked – we bring you research on its effectiveness. Read today.