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Deciding to seek addiction treatment is one of the most vital steps one can make on their journey to recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol. However, although completing an addiction treatment program is an essential first step, it is by no means the last. Comprehensive addiction treatment will help you attain sobriety and maintain long-term recovery. During your stay at New Dawn, you will learn about and explore the issues that lie at the root of the addiction. As part of treatment, you will also learn safe and healthy ways to evaluate and change the negative thoughts and behaviors that propagate addictive behavior. However, when treatment is completed, what happens next?

An effective treatment plan includes an aftercare plan and a comprehensive aftercare program. A high level of support is provided to individuals recovering from drug or alcohol addictions in order to enable them to return to their daily obligations and responsibilities slowly and safely. The early (and often most difficult) phases of recovery are often characterized by isolation, and many people struggle with other problems related to the changes in their day-to-day lives that have resulted from their newfound sobriety without aftercare planning. Relapses can occur as a result of these challenges and triggers.

Lifelong Alumni Support

Recovering addicts need aftercare planning in order to ensure they have access to support and therapy environments where they can be open about temptations, thoughts, and slip-ups. In order to return to treatment and get back on the road to recovery, you need to admit you are struggling with temptations or triggers or that you have relapsed. When you participate in different aftercare programs, you are able to share your fears and concerns in safe and healthy groups and social circles. Additionally, it offers a network of people who are supportive and like-minded who can assist you in getting back on track when necessary.

For ongoing recovery, it is essential to participate in an alumni program. It is our pleasure to offer our alumni access to our exclusive app, which allows them to connect with others in recovery, share conversations, celebrate milestones, and connect with a community that shares their goal of living a sober life.

Benefits of Aftercare

Why is Aftercare Planning Needed?

While addiction was once stigmatized and misunderstood, the medical and mental health community now refers to it as a disease. Addiction is not a disease that has a “cure.” Recovery from addiction is a journey characterized by setbacks, stumbling blocks, and relapses. In addition to comprehensive addiction treatment, our alumni program includes an active, supportive alumni program, ensuring that your sobriety and long-term recovery goals are within reach.

The aftercare component of addiction treatment is essential. Participation in aftercare activities reduces the need for secondary or repeated stays in addiction treatment by preventing relapses. As soon as you complete your addiction treatment program or when you return to your “normal life,” you should immediately transition to aftercare programs so that your overall addiction treatment experience is the most effective.

Aftercare is designed to create a supportive, comfortable environment that allows recovering addicts to openly discuss their feelings, struggles, temptations, and strengths throughout the recovery process in order to prevent relapse. Due to the reduced level of support provided after addiction treatment, maintaining sobriety and preventing relapse requires staying connected to peers and being supported by people in the recovery community.