Discharge and Aftercare
We believe that a seamless Continuing Care Approach is fundamental to achieving the desired goal of long term recovery for our guests.
Approach We try to make sure that services and supports at Alpha Healing Center are provided in a coordinated fashion in collaboration with the guest’s previous treatment providers and his home community-thereby ensuring continuity of care both over time and across agency boundaries, and maximizing the person’s opportunities for establishing, or re-establishing, a safe, dignified, and meaningful life in the communities of his or her choice.
Recovery-oriented Care Planning
Recovery-oriented care is what addiction treatment and rehabilitation practitioners offer in support of the individual/family’s own recovery efforts. Evidence indicates that a life-long commitment to the recovery lifestyle as well as structured post-rehabilitation support improves long-term outcomes for individuals with substance abuse. Consequently, aftercare planning and support is an integral part of the treatment process at Alpha Healing Center.
The primary therapist and case managers meet with our guests during their treatment to develop a personalized aftercare plan that matches their needs with resources, supervision, and support in their home community. We coordinate referrals and appointments with inpatient treatment programs, community treatment providers and self-help groups, facilitate safe and sober living arrangements, and involve the family in care planning.
Our therapists discuss with guests an array of accessible community services and supports which are most responsive in addressing their particular behavioral health needs. The goal is to promote the person/family’s sobriety, resilience, and inclusion in community life.
At discharge, each guest receives a concise and complete after-care plan that summarizes the recommendations, referrals, and resources to maintain recovery. After discharge from our program, our staff arranges to follow-up contacts with guests through telephone, electronic mail, and social media to ensure adherence with recovery maintenance services. Our goal is to maintain a therapeutic relationship with each guest even after discharge, thereby greatly enhancing his/her ability to successfully sustain their recovery.