The goal of rehabilitation is to help people regain control of their lives and become functioning members of society. Individuals in treatment learn the skills they need to successfully manage substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring mental health conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “While no single treatment method is right for everyone, recovery is possible, and help is available for patients with SUDs.” Exclusive Hawaii Rehab provides clients with the resources, support, and skill development they need to maintain sobriety post-rehab.

What Is a Successful Recovery?

Each person defines their success in recovery. Everyone has their own idea of how “success” looks post-rehab. Some people may not feel like their recovery is successful unless they abstain entirely from drugs and alcohol. Other individuals may drink socially or relapse and consider themselves successful in recovery as long as they no longer regularly misuse illicit substances.

Achieving recovery goals is one of the most common ways to track progress. A few of the treatment goals people try to accomplish during treatment and aftercare include:

  • Decreasing or entirely abstaining from the use of illicit drugs
  • Reducing or entirely abstaining from legal psychoactive drugs, including prescription medications like methadone and alcohol
  • Improving overall physical health and psychological well-being

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab encourages people to look at the realities of addiction and recovery when setting personal goals. According to the CDC, “Finding the right treatment option can be the key to a successful recovery journey.” The care team works with each client to determine what treatment options will provide them with the resources and tools they need to achieve their recovery goals.

When Is a Person Considered Post-Rehab?

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab does not believe in labeling people. However, most clients consider themselves post-rehab after they transition into aftercare. Often, people take advantage of alumni services and aftercare support for several weeks or months after completing the program. For some people, post-rehab includes outpatient aftercare programs and sober living communities. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “Like treatment for other chronic diseases such as heart disease or asthma, addiction treatment is not a cure, but a way of managing the condition.” Treatment does not end after rehab; people continue to learn, grow, and heal long after they enter post-rehab.

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Establishing Healthy Expectations for Recovery Post-Rehab

Everyone has different expectations for recovery. Some people may expect to complete a rehabilitation program without any additional treatment. However, others may have a more realistic perspective and understand the need to participate in continuing care to maintain sobriety. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “The process of recovery is highly personal and . . . is characterized by continual growth and improvement in one’s health and wellness and managing setbacks.” Setting realistic expectations involves anticipating potential setbacks or challenges and preparing strategies to avoid or cope with them post-rehab. Clinicians educate clients on addiction and recovery to ensure they understand the realities of their condition and set more attainable goals.

Setting Attainable Goals for Aftercare

Rehabilitation programs are not a “cure” for substance abuse. Instead, they treat the symptoms and underlying causes while providing people with the skills to establish and maintain sobriety. The first few months post-rehab are generally a vulnerable time for people in recovery. Setting achievable goals for aftercare helps individuals avoid relapse by giving them something healthy to focus on.

Clients at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab collaborate with clinicians to create tailored aftercare plans before completing treatment. People are guided through the process of establishing relapse prevention strategies. Clients are provided with the information they need to feel confident in their ability to maintain sobriety post-rehab.

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Our deeply-caring staff and the surrounding natural beauty offer an unparalleled healing experience.

Successfully Maintaining Sobriety Post-Rehab

Maintaining sobriety is the primary goal of most people who attend rehabilitation programs. Treatment prepares clients to cope with stressors and manage symptoms after transitioning into aftercare. The clinical team ensures every client has an aftercare plan, relapse prevention strategies, and a support system in place to help them continue making positive lifestyle choices.

Clients successfully maintain sobriety after treatment by doing the following:

  • Relying on their support system
  • Utilizing the skills learned in treatment
  • Prioritizing their general health and well-being

Maintaining sobriety requires more than a desire to abstain from drugs or alcohol. Physical and mental health are directly connected. Improving focus and reducing the risk of relapse is for individuals who maintain healthy habits and routines. Eating balanced and nutritional meals each day, following a sleep schedule, and staying physically active are a few ways people protect their overall health and support ongoing sobriety.

Aftercare Planning and Alumni Services at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab

Exclusive Hawaii Rehab offers alumni services to clients who complete treatment programs. Clients are given referrals, information on support groups, and additional resources to help them transition smoothly from structured treatment to aftercare services. The care team collaborates with clients to create comprehensive aftercare plans.

Alumni services support post-rehab recovery by offering the following:

  • Clinical and emotional support during crisis moments
  • A welcoming community of sober peers
  • Access to guidance and additional addiction recovery education

Every person has a unique healing journey. Celebrating each success encourages people to strive for a healthier and happier future. Exclusive Hawaii Rehab supports every client and ensures they feel comfortable maintaining their recovery post-rehab.