Broadway provides aftercare programs designed to help our clients achieve their recovery goals
Broadway Treatment Center’s drug and alcohol programs covers the spectrum of recovery services, from detox and rehab, to intensive outpatient treatment, and aftercare services. We understand that aftercare services are just as important as taking that first step to recovery. Our goal for you or your loved one is to establish a baseline of accountability that assists in building structure and support for lifelong sobriety. Broadway is the leading provider of drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation in Orange County; it has received the Gold Seal of Approval® for high-quality services from the Joint Commission.
At Broadway, our caring and professional staff treat each of our clients as individuals; your case manager will design your aftercare plan to meet your specific needs. One of the best features of our aftercare program is it is a complimentary service that we provide to you for free.
What is Drug Rehab Aftercare?
Congratulations on successfully completing Broadway’s residential addiction treatment program! Celebrate your accomplishment, but remember, this is only the first step in your recovery. The long-term effects of substance abuse on the brain and body do not end with treatment. Many recovering addicts say that it takes a year or longer before you will start to feel “normal.” Choosing to live a sober lifestyle takes long-term commitment and the establishment of new routines and behaviors takes time. Aftercare is a broad term that covers the services we provide our clients to help them transition from treatment into everyday life. The goals of aftercare services are to live a sober life, prevent relapse, and to establish and maintain healthy relationships with others. We don’t charge for these services and it lasts as long as you need support.
Components of a Successful Aftercare Plan
Each client has different needs from an aftercare program, so before the end of treatment, your case manager and therapist will help you create a personalized aftercare plan to address the long-term physical, psychological, and social aspects of recovery.
A quality aftercare plan focuses on healthy and supportive relationships; when your family and friends are supportive of your recovery, you have a better chance of success. The plan will cover your basic needs, such as housing and finances, by offering employment-related services, vocational skills, or education. It will also address any ongoing legal involvement. Finally, it will ensure your mental health and medical needs are met, including transportation and child care for employment and ongoing treatment appointments.
Each of our clients have access to the following aftercare treatment options…
Recovery Support Phone Calls
Broadway’s caring staff regularly follow up with you by phone after you have left treatment. They can also contact you via email or text, whichever one is your preferred communication method. These frequent communications are to verify your well-being, find out how you are progressing in your aftercare plan, and to determine whether any changes need to be made to your plan.
Addiction Support Groups
Our case managers and therapists help clients find quality support groups in the area in which they live; these groups include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) 12-step groups. If a 12-step program is not to your liking, we can connect you with other recovery support groups, such as a church-sponsored support group or a secular (non-religious) support group. Moreover, many of our clients go to these meetings together, so we can help you connect with friends and join a carpool if needed.
The basis of an aftercare plan is to prevent relapse by providing the necessary supports to meet your basic needs, thereby reducing stress in your life. Relapse is quite common, with many recovering addicts experiencing at least one relapse. Relapse does not mean failure. Your aftercare plan will identify your support persons whom you can rely on when you have the urge to drink or use drugs. Moreover, during and after treatment, your case manager works with you and your sponsor to develop a proactive plan for identifying, avoiding, and overcoming triggers.
All of our clients are invited to regular alumni events that include activities such as sober beach parties, guest speakers, day trips to amusement parks, hiking, etc. This provides them with a community of people in recovery who help each other. A supportive and healthy social community is vital for recovery. It’s like a family, we stick with you!
We can help clients get into quality sober living houses. Sober living is a facility that provides a safe environment for recovering individuals; it removes them from the unhealthy environments that supported their addiction. Broadway treatment does not currently provide sober living services; however, our caring case managers can assist you in finding sober living. Likewise, we can connect our clients with non-profit agencies that help people in recovery find good jobs. We also have a 30-day intern program for a select few and our website has a large blog section, with many of the articles written by our clients. Broadway has a driver who can shuttle you to and from your ongoing treatment. We can also assist you in finding transportation to your job, medical appointments, counseling, etc.
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Importance of finding a sponsor or spiritual mentor
AA/NA sponsors are also recovering, but they are normally farther along in their recovery journey and are able to support others along this path. Some of our clients prefer a spiritual mentor, like pastor, rather than an AA sponsor. These support persons are someone to whom you can talk, they hold you accountable, and help you work through your 12-steps or a spiritual equivalent if you are not attending AA/NA. Your sponsor challenges you to reach your long-term goals. It is most important that your sponsor is a good fit for you. Your Broadway case manager can help you find a good sponsor or spiritual mentor as part of your aftercare program.