Aftercare Programs at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab

Addiction Recovery Publishing Addiction Recovery June 18, 2023

Aftercare Programs at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab

Recovery is a process that continues long after you are done with your treatment program. Aftercare refers to the support and care you receive after leaving rehab. An aftercare plan should be in place to provide support to individuals in early recovery. The main focuses of aftercare are to help individuals maintain sobriety, prevent relapse, and help people work toward their goals once they complete rehab. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we will work together with you to develop an aftercare plan to help you reintegrate into society and find support once you leave. 

What Is an Aftercare Program?

Aftercare plans and programs can be different for each individual based on their needs. An aftercare plan can outline certain activities, support, and resources that can help a person overcome challenges they may face. Some things that may be part of an aftercare plan can include:

  • Participating in an alumni program
  • Transitioning into a sober living home
  • Attending recovery meetings
  • Connecting with a sober support system
  • Attending individual, group, or family therapy
  • Outline of resources in their community 

What Resources Can Aftercare Programs Help You Connect With?

There are many different types of support a person may need once they leave their rehab program. Quality aftercare programs offer a wide range of different resources that a person can find to make their recovery process a little easier. Aftercare programs may help people find housing, connect with coaching services, or find online groups. They can also help find other helpful resources in their community.

Life after rehab can be challenging to adjust to. It can be overwhelming to think about where you may want to live, how you will get help, or who you can talk to. Even simply thinking about how you will get through everyday life can be stressful. Having these resources readily available to you can help you find comfort and relief. It is important to know that you still have a lot of support even if you have completed rehab. Every person’s aftercare plan is different based on their needs. Our staff at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab will work with you to develop an aftercare plan that addresses your specific needs.

Why Are Aftercare Programs So Important?

Transitioning out of rehab can be a difficult thing to do. Aftercare programs can help a person with a smooth transition, where they have the support and resources to go to when they need help. Right after a person leaves rehab, their risk for relapse is higher. Having an aftercare plan can help prevent relapse. However, it can also give you the tools, support, and resources to go to as you continue to work on yourself and your healing. 

Whether a rehab program is 30, 60, or 90 days, going back home is a new change that can be challenging to adjust to. A treatment center should not just aim to treat you for that period of time and then have you be on your way. Rehab should focus on healing, and healing is an ongoing process that continues once you get back home. Aftercare programs should be in place to ensure that individuals feel supported, seen, and safe. They should know that they have someone and somewhere to go time in times of need. 

What Are the Benefits of Aftercare?

Aftercare programs can help individuals have a smoother transition into sober living and help them cope with some of the challenges they may find themselves facing. Having an aftercare plan set in place can also make recovery from addiction feel less overwhelming and stressful. Aftercare programs help individuals continue to heal, even after they leave their rehab program. 

Not only do aftercare programs help people maintain sobriety and prevent relapse, but they also help foster meaningful connections and relationships that promote a healthy and fulfilling life. It is important to know that you are not alone in your journey and that there are people there to support you and help you along the way. 

What Is Life Like After I Leave Rehab?

Life can be different for everyone after they return from rehab. Some people may be excited to return home. Many people may also feel anxious and overwhelmed by the thought of it. It can be hard to transition out of a place where you have found peace and healing and where you are not constantly exposed to triggers. Some people may be afraid that they will become tempted to engage in substance use again. Others may also fear that they will not be supported by their family members when they return back home.

All of these things are normal and are a part of your recovery journey. Aftercare is set in place to help you plan ahead for these challenges. It is also there to set yourself up for success and support. Life can feel very different after rehab, but change is good. 

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we strive to help you rediscover yourself and find true healing. Healing at the core root level allows individuals to see the meaning in the challenges they have faced and make changes in unhelpful thought and behavior processes. These changes can carry over to the way they see and approach life. Through these changes, a person can create a life for themselves that is balanced and fulfilling.

How Do You Transition From Rehab to a Sober Living Home?

Many people find it beneficial to transition to a sober living home after rehab. Living in a safe and supportive environment can help individuals build a strong sober support network while continuing to work on healing. An aftercare plan can help promote a smooth transition into sober living, where you can continue to focus on yourself and learn how to manage stressors and triggers. 

Why Is Ongoing Therapy Important?

Meeting with a therapist even after you have completed a rehab program can help individuals continue to heal. Therapy can help individuals work through triggers and stressors they may face when they return home. 

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we have a wide range of therapies that address healing at the core root level. These therapies can help equip individuals with the tools they can use in their everyday lives. For example, we offer a non-12-Step approach, mindfulness therapy, narrative therapy, art therapy, experiential therapy, and other holistic approaches to healing. Through these forms of therapy, a person can develop new habits and perspectives on the way they think, feel, and act in their everyday lives. 

Implementing these things to life after rehab can help them work through daily challenges on their own and with the help of others. When we work with you to develop an aftercare plan, we can help you find programs and resources in your community that align with the approaches we take.

How Can Family Members and Friends Help in Aftercare?

Friends and family members can play a significant role in recovery and aftercare. If you are a loved one looking to support someone in recovery, there are many ways you can help.

One is by educating yourself about addiction and about the experiences that your loved one may be facing. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we encourage family members and friends to visit at least once to attend a family therapy session together and work on understanding their loved ones and ways they can help. Loved ones can also find support through groups that encourage family members to come together and find help navigating a loved one’s addiction. Going to therapy together can also show them that you are there to support them and heal yourself as well.

When they come back home, it can also be helpful to participate in healthy habits or activities together. Going outside, exercising, eating healthy, or finding new hobbies are amazing ways to not only manage stress but also build a fulfilling life that is free of drugs and alcohol. Recognizing and celebrating your loved one’s “small” wins can be really meaningful as well. Being in recovery is not an easy thing to do, but knowing that someone is there for you and rooting for you can make all the difference. 

What Are Some Ways to Prevent Relapse?

Relapse is a part of the recovery process. Immediately after a person leaves rehab is when the risk of relapse is higher, and this can be a difficult time for many people. However, there are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of relapse, which can include:

  • Understanding and identifying triggers: People, places, or things can make a person feel the urge to use substances again. Identifying these triggers can help you figure out how to manage, cope with, or avoid them. 
  • Building a strong sober support network: Having a sober support network can give you a safe place to go for help and encouragement. Through a strong support network, you can also learn ways to cope with stressors or triggers. Many people also find comfort in relating to the experiences of others. You may find other sober people through your rehab program, alumni programs, recovery meetings, or even online. 
  • Attending therapy: Going to therapy, even after you have completed rehab, can help you maintain sobriety and continue to heal at the core root level. Since we take a variety of different holistic therapeutic approaches, it can also be helpful to find holistic healing resources that may be available in your community. 
  • Designing a relapse prevention plan: Identifying how to manage and cope with triggers can help equip a person with tools to use when challenges arise. Planning ahead can help you prepare for times when you may feel overwhelmed. A relapse prevention plan may include things like certain techniques or strategies you can use to cope as well as a list of people and resources you can reach out to when you feel like you need support.           
  • Taking care of yourself: Practicing self-care means prioritizing your mental and physical health. This can include things like exercising, going outside, eating a balanced and healthy diet, meditating, journaling, or getting good rest. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we focus on healing both the inside and out. We want you to carry over the practices you learn in our program to your everyday life. 

What Is an Alumni Program?

Some rehabs offer alumni programs, where individuals can stay connected with staff members and other individuals who have also been through the same program. Offering these resources and support after treatment is over can help people get through many of the challenges faced when transitioning back to their “normal” life. 

The goal of alumni programs is to help individuals maintain sobriety, reduce the risk of relapse, and build meaningful connections. Through these programs, they can find a sense of community and encouragement. Building a sober support network is a big part of maintaining sobriety. Alumni programs offer many opportunities to connect through events, meetings, outings, and other activities. 

Can I Still Get Support Even if I Don’t Live in Hawaii?

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we have many people who travel from out of state to go through our rehab program. Our support does not just end once your program is over. Even if you don’t live locally, we will work together to develop an aftercare plan to promote a smooth reintegration into society and ensure that you have ongoing support in your community. 

What Is Aftercare Like at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab?

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, our program focuses on healing at the core root level. We offer a wide range of therapies that integrate a holistic approach backed by medicine. Our program is not just focused on treating you for 30, 60, or 90 days. The approach we take is centered around true healing. Throughout your stay, we work with you on healing as a whole person and healing from the inside out. 

This approach allows us to address what is truly going on inside rather than putting a temporary bandage on the issue and sending you on your way. Our goal is to help you find healing within. We are there to teach you new techniques, tools, and practices that you can implement into your daily life long after you have completed rehab. Before you return home, we will work together to develop a plan that helps you reintegrate into society while also maintaining sobriety. 

We understand that it can be difficult to transition from a place of serenity and privacy to one that may be stressful or overwhelming. However, our program is centered around an approach that focuses on you as a whole person. We encourage you to find your own healing from within. This empowerment and compassion you learn for yourself can also help you find peace even in a stressful environment. 

What Is Different About Aftercare at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab?

At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we are focused on healing at the core root level. Healing at the core root carries over from our program to transitioning back to home life. Because we offer such a wide range of therapeutic approaches, you are receiving support that helps you heal your mind, body, and spirit. Through our program, you are able to gain new perspectives and insight into your own life and the world around you. This can help you also learn how to change unhelpful thought and behavior processes. By addressing these underlying issues, individuals can feel ready to take on the challenges they may face as they transition back to home life. 

Our team at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab is made up of expert professionals who are truly passionate about what they do. We work together with you to find true healing and understand how impactful our environment and support can be in promoting a happy, healing, and healthy lifestyle long after you have completed rehab.

Recovery does not end when a person leaves rehab; it is a lifelong process. Developing a quality and personalized aftercare plan for individuals leaving rehab provides them with the support, resources, and encouragement they need to reintegrate into society and transition back to home life. The goal of an aftercare program is to help individuals in recovery maintain sobriety, prevent relapse, and build meaningful and supportive connections. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we work together before you leave to ensure that you have everything you need to ease back into your everyday life and find support to help you overcome any challenges that may arise. If you are looking to find true healing from substance abuse and addiction, call (808) 775-0200.