A ‘continuum of care’ is characterized not by what goes on inside of a drug and alcohol recovery center, but rather, what goes on once you leave. Too often, recovering drug and alcohol addicts make the mistake of thinking that once they sign up for a 30-day drug and alcohol recovery program that after day 30 is up, they will be cured of their addiction. However, this is not true; and after a period of time of living away from the drug and alcohol rehab center, they usually find themselves right back where they started, having relapsed back into a life of addiction.
To the person who is looking from the outside in, it can be extremely frustrating to see a loved one return to a life drug and alcohol addiction. However, we must realize that in order for a recovering drug addict or alcohol addict to truly achieve lifelong sobriety, we must first understand or impart to them the importance of knowing that drug and alcohol recovery is a lifelong process and not one that be cured with a snap of the fingers.
At Benchmark Recovery Center, we understand the significance of living a sober life, and each of our staff members has personal experience in dealing with how each resident’s continuum of care should look based on their own past experiences.
Getting Your Life Back on Track From Drug Addiction
Let’s pretend that you have taken a pencil and purposely dropped it onto the floor. Now, let’s pretend that you were soon approached by someone else who saw what you did. They come up to you and confront you about why you dropped the pencil. However, your retort is one in why you deny even having the pencil to begin with. This is sort of how it is to confront someone about their drug addiction or alcohol addiction. Often times, it is clearly obvious that a loved one is addicted to drugs, but because they are in such denial about the issue, they cannot see it for what it is. What will happen to these people once they get out of a drug and alcohol recovery center? Chances are greater that they will more than likely experience some sort of drug or alcohol relapse right back to where they started.
At Benchmark Recovery Center, we have established various techniques that allow us to more effectively deal with relapse prevention and the many issues that surround it. A great deal of relapse prevention has to do with what kind of continuum of care a recovering drug and/or alcohol addict is exercising once they complete their time at a drug and alcohol center. The main areas that we focus on include the physiological, psychological and spiritual.
Each person’s continuum of care is specifically tailored to suit their various needs. For instance, going through a 90-day drug and alcohol recovery program may be enough for one person to make the changes that they need to live a sober life. In the meantime, it may take another person many years of practicing transitional sober living before they are able to handle their chemical dependency issues.
For more information about drug and alcohol recovery programs or to ask a question, feel free to contact Benchmark Recovery Center at 866.905.4550 today.