Treating addiction is not something that has a set beginning, middle and end. Recovery is a life-long journey for addicts, who are said to be “in recovery,” not “recovered” from their disease. For that reason, long-term treatment is necessary to support a client’s long-term recovery.
Simply having someone complete his or her course of outpatient addiction treatment and then return to a regular schedule without a long term treatment plan would be unfair to the client, who has invested so much effort in making a life change to get sober.
A New Lifestyle Starts In Outpatient Addiction Treatment
When people come to us for help, they know they need to embrace an entirely new way of thinking, a new way of dealing with emotions, relating to family members, friends and co-workers and themselves. In short, they are beginning an entirely new life and lifestyle. We teach the skills to continue this new way of thinking and dealing with emotions and stress throughout our client’s life.
Even the most enthusiastic and receptive client will take time to learn these new skills and strategies so that they become second nature. The process will not happen overnight, and there is a lot of damage from the substance abuse that needs to be uncovered and dealt with.
Life-Long Tools To Overcome Temptation And Prevent Relapse
We guide our clients through their own personal reasons for turning to drugs and then teach them how to overcome these reasons and work toward their own personal goals.
Replacing the previous unhealthy coping strategy with something positive through supportive therapy takes practice, and we know that our clients do not have their former coping method of choice (taking drugs or using alcohol) to rely on when they feel stressed during this process.
That’s exactly why, through our individualized long-term recovery plan, we work closely with each of our clients, providing the essential knowledge and tools to prevent relapse once they have completed their outpatient program.
Private Residential Sober Living Available For Outpatient Clients
The Dunes East Hampton can also offer outpatient clients our private, sober living house to stay in. This arrangement gives our clients the opportunity to have support from other clients who are in the same phase of recovery all while providing a safe, comfortable and luxurious residence.
Part of a long-term treatment plan may include regularly attending 12-step meetings or counseling. Sober living house clients can arrange to attend those types of support groups while they continue their therapy.
Begin A New Journey Of Life-Long Sobriety
Here at The Dunes Outpatient Program, we help our clients overcome their painful past of addiction and begin the journey to life-long sobriety.
Call us now to learn more and see how we can help yourself or a loved one begin a new life!…YOU are worth it.