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What Happens After Residential Treatment?

What do you do after you complete inpatient rehab? While residential treatment is designed to help you overcome your addiction, it is only one part of a broader recovery plan. Another aspect of that plan is transitioning to outpatient treatment after leaving an inpatient treatment program

Promises Brazos Valley is dedicated to supporting your lifelong recovery. Our staff offers a range of treatment programs to assist you from the early stages of detox through outpatient treatment and beyond. Call us today at 979.426.0086 to learn how Promises Brazos Valley can help you stay on your recovery path long after you complete residential treatment.

Life After Residential Treatment

After inpatient rehab, it is crucial to start building a new life free from drugs or alcohol. How do you start building a new life after completing an inpatient treatment program? The most important way to cultivate and maintain a sober lifestyle is by staying connected with:

  • Friends and family who support your recovery
  • Support groups and peer recovery groups
  • Your treatment team

Staying connected with others who support your sober goals can help you avoid relapse.

How Outpatient Treatment Supports Recovery After Residential Rehab

A continuing care plan helps you stay sober after leaving residential treatment. It consists of two parts: setting recovery goals and enrolling in outpatient treatment.

Having goals for your recovery gives you a sense of direction as you navigate your newfound sober lifestyle. Goals give you something to work toward so that you can celebrate your successes and stay motivated to abstain from substance use. If you are unsure how to set recovery goals, you can enlist the help of the treatment team at your facility.

And on that note, transitioning to an outpatient treatment program is one of the best things you can do to maintain all the hard work you have done so far to recover. Residential treatment provides the Intensive structure and support you need to start recovery off strong, but outpatient programs can make your recovery last by:

  • Helping you develop a relapse prevention plan
  • Helping you discover the underlying contributors to addiction
  • Teaching you how to avoid or eliminate triggers
  • Providing you with a safe space to talk about your struggles
  • Providing the structure needed to help you stay on track
  • Offering continued encouragement

With all the benefits of an outpatient program, there is no need to navigate long-term recovery alone.

Options After Completing an Inpatient Treatment Program

Outpatient programs can last anywhere from several weeks to several months. Some are intensive treatment programs, while others offer more flexibility. Outpatient programs require less structure than residential treatment and allow you to go about your daily activities, such as work or school, while you continue to receive recovery support. 

Outpatient treatment options include:

  • Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) – These are the most intensive outpatient programs, making for a gentler transition after completing residential rehab.
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) – These are slightly less intensive than PHPs, making it easier to pick up work and home responsibilities.
  • Outpatient programs – These offer the most flexibility, with most clients visiting the treatment center once a week.
  • Alumni programs – These are long-term support programs to help you navigate a sober lifestyle after completing outpatient treatment.

All of these outpatient treatment options can help you maintain your sobriety after residential treatment, but the ideal program for you depends on your individual needs.

Find Out More About Promises Brazos Valley’s Residential Rehab and Other Programs

Residential treatment is a big commitment but an investment in your future. After completing residential rehab at Promises Brazos Valley, our staff will help you transition to the next step in your recovery so that you always have the ideal level of support. Call us today at 979.426.0086 to schedule an assessment and determine which of our programs is best for you.

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