Segue Aftercare Monitoring Program

Benchmark Recovery has been providing extended care since 2006, long before the current terms, “continuum of care” and “recovery oriented systems of care” were industry buzz words. The original founder of the Benchmark program, Mark Houston, recognized the importance of a structured relapse prevention program and pioneered the monitoring concept when he developed a separate program for residents after they completed their residential stay.

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Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is a life-long process. Studies have shown that the first twelve months from the time a person completes a recovery or addiction treatment program, they are the most vulnerable to relapse triggers and returning to addictive behaviors.

Segue by Benchmark is a twelve-month aftercare monitoring program, staffed by in-house Certified Recovery Coaches (CRC), that facilitates a smooth transition from rehab to permanent sobriety through a structured process of support, accountability, guidance and education. It is relapse prevention” insurance” and is only available if the resident successfully completes the Benchmark 90-day residential program.

Residents work one-on-one with their personal CRC through a four stage process. Additionally, their CRC will work directly with the resident’s significant contacts- family, therapists, legal interests, etc. This unique comprehensive approach provides a type of radar to detect any relapse behaviors and address them quickly in real-time, allowing for any intervention and correction necessary.

Segue I: “Introduction” – During Discharge Planning from BRC

  • Review continuing care plan prior to discharge from BRC
  • Assist in identifying local support resources
  • Secure appointments with community resources
  • Review Segue program guidelines and expectations
  • Assist in contacting significant contacts

Segue II: “Transition” – Months 1 through 3

  • Provide introduction to sober living
  • Prioritize immediate needs (issues/events/relationships)
  • Identify specific recovery network
  • Assist with family/support system integration issues

Segue III – “Stabilization” – Months 4 through 6

  • Formal review of client progress to date
  • Ongoing relapse prevention monitoring through accountability
  • Implement personal development plan addressing
    • Emotional / Behavioral
    • Social / Recreational
    • Financial / Employment / Educational
    • Relationship / Spirituality

Segue IV – “Acclimation” – Months 7 through 12

  • Review personal development plan, modify if necessary
  • Prioritize and set attainable and measurable goals
  • Address any unresolved medical, legal or other issues
  • Provide budgeting assistance and/or credit counseling referral

Even though many alcohol rehab and drug treatment programs offer some type of addiction aftercare, attending weekly meetings is not enough.  The Segue program offers on-going support and guidance for 12 months after the 90 day residential stay is complete.

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Segue Coaching Staff

Client Benefits

  • Facilitates transition from rehab to recovery
  • Reinforces and complements the Continuing Care Plan
  • Supports personal responsibility & accountability
  • Offers support & guidance
  • Provides relapse intervention
  • Creates documentation of abstinence
  • Improves rates of recovery

Family/Employer Benefits

  • Provides on-going support for the family or employer
  • Educates and addresses questions and concerns
  • Establishes positive modes of communication
  • Sets expectations, boundaries and consequences
  • Assists in locating resources (Alanon, therapists, legal, or other services)
  • Removes family/employer from the role of recovery monitor
  • Provide documentation of sobriety where needed