Aftercare Programs for Substance Abuse

What is Aftercare?

Achieving sobriety is a tremendous accomplishment. However, completing an addiction treatment program is not the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare, otherwise known as continuing care, involves creating a sustainable plan for recovery through ongoing support after you complete treatment. Common examples of post-treatment support include therapy, recovery meetings, sober living arrangements such as halfway houses, and support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) or Narcotics Anonymous (N.A.). A strong aftercare plan helps clients feel supported while acclimating to life without substance use.

Aftercare at Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center provides tools for long-term recovery. An aftercare plan is designed based on each person’s unique needs to ensure a solid foundation after returning to everyday life following treatment. For those looking to supplement their recovery, our aftercare programs start by transitioning clients into lower levels of care, such as intensive outpatient programs or outpatient treatment programs after residential treatment provides structure and support that is especially important during early recovery. Different levels of outpatient treatment programs are available so that you can transition through progressive frequencies and intensities of ongoing therapy as you develop the skills and knowledge to manage your recovery with less clinical support.

What is an Aftercare Treatment Program Like?

Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center’s aftercare programs for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders help you develop recovery skills or build on the skills you learned in residential substance abuse treatment. We treat clients with various addictions and mental health disorders, including alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, trauma, depression, and anxiety.

People addicted to drugs or alcohol often experience persistent, systemic problems with maintaining sobriety. As a result, they may encounter difficulties finding or keeping a job, securing safe and affordable living arrangements, etc. It’s common for stress and worry to trigger alcohol or drug use and lead to someone’s relapse. Our drug and alcohol rehab aftercare programs in Malibu, California, give clients access to resources to help them feel less stress and encourage sustained sobriety. These resources may include addiction treatment services such as:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Process groups
  • Adventure therapy
  • Relapse prevention training
  • Career counseling and support
  • Medication management
  • Psychiatric care
  • Family therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Mental health treatment
  • Introduction to self-help support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, SMART Recovery, or Refuge Recovery meetings
  • Alcohol and drug abuse workshops
  • Continuing care planning 

All aftercare services are conducted in a supportive environment where clients can receive advice and encouragement from high-quality behavioral healthcare specialists. While participating in any program at our rehab center, we offer safe and confidential environments that promote developing effective coping strategies to best manage drug and alcohol addiction and associated mental health disorders.

If you or a loved one are seeking life-changing addiction treatment or a supportive aftercare plan, our treatment team of healthcare providers will work with you to determine what this level of programming will look like based on your unique needs and how to integrate this level of care into your daily life. With high-quality behavioral healthcare and exceptional quality care standards, our aftercare programs for substance abuse have helped numerous clients seeking addiction treatment become functioning and productive members of their community while maintaining sobriety. To explore additional treatment options included in aftercare services, call (424) 234-2027 message and data rates may apply.

Who is Aftercare For?

The outpatient treatment process in our aftercare program is part-time. You’ll receive treatment at our Malibu, California, addiction treatment facility during the day, along with other men and women who are in the recovery process for drug use and/or a co-occurring mental health disorder.

You’ll get help from our expert healthcare providers for challenges you’re facing, explore additional treatment options, and develop essential relapse prevention and coping skills. Our aftercare program encourages independence and is ideal for people building confidence in recovery.

You’ll have opportunities each week to attend support groups, practice your skills and get comfortable with social interaction in a real-world setting. We go on outings to the beach, and movies, volunteer in the community, and attend 12-step and other meetings in Malibu, Santa Monica, Venice, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and the San Fernando Valley.

Highlights of Our Aftercare Programs

The addiction aftercare programs and treatment process at our rehab facility help you develop coping strategies and a healthy lifestyle with support from our treatment team, including addiction and mental health professionals and peers in recovery. With all treatment practices, you’ll address triggers and roadblocks to recovery in a safe and supportive environment, learn new ways to cope with life’s challenges and emotional pain and manage behavioral health conditions. We also provide mental health treatment as needed as a part of the recovery process to meet and exceed the exceptional quality care standards at our rehab center. Upon reviewing a patient’s personal health information, we will determine a private and convenient solution.

Develop a Deeper Understanding

An important part of treatment at our rehab facility is learning about your addiction to better manage it. You’ll receive ongoing education on addiction and mental health while at our Malibu addiction treatment center. This knowledge helps you build a durable, long-lasting recovery while acting as a private and convenient solution at our treatment facilities.

Relapse Prevention Training

A core part of outpatient treatment at our specific rehab center is helping you identify triggers and how to cope without destructive behaviors. Support groups at our treatment facility regularly focus on this recovery topic. You’ll learn about warning signs of relapse and practice using healthy coping skills to replace maladaptive coping skills. You’ll also learn about the importance of managing co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety. If you have a dual diagnosis, regular psychiatric care is important. Paying attention to your mental well-being and rendering medical advice is a critical relapse prevention measure.

Group and Individual Therapy

You’ll benefit from one-on-one counseling with an individual therapist and group therapy with a supportive community of peers in outpatient rehab. Individual therapy allows you to expand on issues you’ve brought to the group. You’ll collaborate with your clinicians to build your aftercare plan based on personal health information, check in about your recovery goals, and develop a close therapeutic relationship. Group therapy at Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center provides valuable peer support. Group members hold you accountable in recovery, and you’ll do the same for them. You’ll hone your interpersonal skills and gain new insights into yourself and how you relate to others.

Recreational & Adventure Therapy

Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center offers adventure therapy treatment options that help you get out of your head and re-land in your body. You’ll engage in recreational activities and learn how it relates to recovery. Activities in your aftercare plan might include therapy, such as nature hikes, beach excursions, yoga, and other outdoor activities. These approaches help you reconnect the mind, body, and spirit.

As you continue to show progress in outpatient addiction treatment, we’ll encourage you to become more and more independent.

Our aftercare program aims to provide you with the skills and confidence you need for lifelong recovery. We want you to leave destructive behaviors behind for a life that is fulfilling and enjoyable. You’ll learn about resources that can help you long after residential treatment and outpatient rehab. The Malibu Detox & Residential Treatment Center outpatient addiction treatment program team can connect you with:

  • Individual behavior therapy with a licensed mental health counselor
  • Medication management with a psychiatrist
  • 12-step programs
  • Alternatives to 12-step groups such as SMART Recovery and Refuge Recovery
  • Sober living residences
  • Family therapy or family programs
  • Continuing care treatment programs

Find Help Today

When you’re stuck in the cycle of addiction, you can experience hopelessness, isolation, and frustration. Reaching out for help and finding the right addiction treatment program is a major first step in your recovery journey. As one of the best treatment centers in California, our compassionate and extensively trained treatment staff is here to support you in finding the right treatment options and program based on your unique needs and recovery goals.

Contact our Malibu, California, drug, and alcohol rehab and detox center today at (424) 234-2027 to discuss your personalized addiction treatment plan. We accept most major and private insurance plans and will work with you to navigate your coverage to minimize out-of-pocket expenses. Our admissions staff looks forward to speaking with you.

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