Aftercare programs are available to help an addict remain sober, addiction free, and live a healthier lifestyle. Aftercare programs consist of several things such as sober living houses, classes, a job, counseling, etc. These are things that take up your time or make you keep remembering why you quit the drugs or alcohol and why you do not want to start back with them.
Many recovering addicts attend all of the classes and find themselves jobs to better themselves and stay busy so they do not get the temptation to get high or drunk again. During rehabilitation you and your family will go over what you will do to remain sober after rehabilitation is over and will decide the best programs that are right for you.
Many people choose counseling after rehab because it is an effective means for gaining knowledge continuously about your addiction and it also provides opportunities to talk to others about their struggles and this helps you realize that you are not alone.
Aftercare programs such as our One-Year Aftercare program can help a person avoid relapse. They are the final step in rehab and this needs to be completed just like any other stage in rehab. If you think that you are not capable of handling life after rehab just yet, you can live in a sober living house. These houses are designed so that a recovering addict will still be under supervision of professional staff, therefore having less temptation to go on the streets and get high.