Completing an inpatient or outpatient rehab program is just the beginning of the journey to recovery. The work must continue once an individual leaves the protection and comfort of a drug or alcohol treatment center. Many people finish their substance abuse treatment ready for a fresh start, where they’ll reconnect with family members, seek employment and find new meaning as they engage in sober, drug-free activities. While many people remain on the recovery path, others find the journey more difficult, as the temptation to start drinking or using drugs looms.

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Relapse refers to returning to alcohol or drug use after a period of abstinence. National Institute on Drug Abuse statistics indicate that relapse rates for substance use disorders are 40%-60%. Relapse rates underscore the need for ongoing support once individuals complete inpatient and outpatient treatment. An addiction aftercare program can act as a safety net, making transitioning from rehab to the community less difficult.

What Is an Addiction Aftercare Program?

Addiction aftercare programs can range from support groups to sober living homes. The choice depends on how much structure the individual feels they need. Aftercare isn’t for individuals who need intense treatment.

Alumni Programs

An alumni group is an aftercare program that allows recovering addicts to stay connected to the rehab facility for ongoing social support. Alumni programs include events that provide opportunities to network with other graduates. Programs for alumni may sponsor social gatherings and community service projects. A facility might host a 12-step support group. Alumni become like family as they encourage and support each other in their long-term recovery efforts.

Support Groups

Support groups are another aftercare option, with 12-step groups being a convenient community option. Participating in a 12-step group, such as Alcohol Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, can be effective in relapse prevention because of social interaction and members supporting and holding one another accountable.

Sober Living Homes

Sober living homes provide support to help rehab program graduates achieve successful recovery. They also offer the structure and ongoing therapy people may need once they finish a residential or intensive outpatient treatment program. The homes are usually in quiet, peaceful areas, providing a supportive environment conducive to continued healing after leaving a drug abuse rehab facility.

A sober living home offers a private and convenient solution for aftercare. It helps rehab program graduates prepare for the transition back to the community. The sober living environment can allow individuals to participate in ongoing treatment, seek employment, find a place to live, and get established with supportive resources before returning to their communities.

We Help Rehab Graduates With Aftercare Services

The recovery process is ongoing. At Recovery Life Group, we work with individuals to develop an aftercare plan that helps them take advantage of the most effective aftercare programs. For some people, that may mean staying connected with Recovery Life Group as alumni. Others may choose community Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous groups. We recommend the sober living home for those requiring a more structured relapse prevention plan.

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Substance Abuse Treatment in an Upscale Setting

Recovery Life Group offers residential treatment in a luxurious setting in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. It’s a treatment facility where individuals who value their privacy can get the help they need to overcome addiction and get treatment for mental health issues. The facility is in a serene setting that feels like a private estate and is an option for people who want a place to achieve recovery away from the busyness of their daily routines.

Individualized and Professional Treatment

Recovery Life Group provides evidence-based alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs. We offer individualized treatment plans to help people overcome addiction to alcohol, benzodiazepine, fentanyl, opioids, prescription drugs, and recreational drugs.

Individuals struggling with alcohol or drug abuse will find licensed professionals specializing in individual, group and family therapy. One-on-one counseling and smaller group sizes offer an intimate approach to sharing, learning and developing skills that reduce the risk of relapse.

Holistic Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

In addition to traditional therapies, the high-intensity residential program at Recovery Life Group includes an on-site gym, art therapy, equine therapy, massage therapy and yoga therapy. A personal chef ensures clients enjoy delicious food choices that provide the nutrition needed to heal the body from damage caused by substance abuse. Comfortable sleeping rooms with full- and queen-size beds are part of the homelike environment that makes it easy to rest well.

Recovery Life Group: A CARF-Accredited Treatment Provider

A Gold Seal of approval in Behavioral Health from the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) demonstrates our commitment to the highest level of care. Individuals nationwide seek treatment at our Upper Marlboro, Maryland, facility, and people respect our reputation for excellence. The team at Recovery Life Group uses treatment practices that focus on the individual. Every person who comes to the facility for treatment works with our staff to develop a treatment plan that works for their specific needs.

Start Your Recovery Process at Recovery Life Group

If you or someone you love needs to break free of substance abuse, you can get help at Recovery Life Group. Our compassionate professionals can help you find the strength to overcome addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. We accept private pay and insurance. Once you’ve completed your treatment program, we’ll help you determine which aftercare program will work best for your situation. Don’t wait to get help for you or someone you love; call us today at (301) 686-3233 or complete our convenient online form.