Detoxing from drugs or alcohol is the process of purging drugs or alcohol from your system, generally taking place in a specialized facility or treatment center like Edge Recovery, in a safe and controlled manner. However, it is only the first step in drug or alcohol abuse addiction rehabilitation. In order to sustain recovery and avoid relapse, you will need some form of follow-up treatment, or “aftercare.”
Aftercare from addiction treatment is all about following an effective relapse prevention program. Now is the time to learn about “triggers,” which are environmental, social, and psychological factors that can trigger substance abuse. As part of prevention, people learn to identify stressors, which could be potential triggers – like abusive situations or conflicts in current relationships. In fact, directly following an addiction treatment program is considered to be a risky time for addicts in recovery.
There are going to be many new situations to face clean and sober, and in aftercare, people find out how to cope with stress, life circumstances, and even drug or alcohol cravings. It is during this time in an aftercare that Edge Recovery patients need to continue with counseling sessions and support groups to help cope with emotionally vulnerable states and high-risk situations. With the expert plan for relapse prevention with the team at Edge Recovery, they can become more aware and think through the outcome of relapse and resisting impulses. This is considered to be a relapse prevention plan, and it prepares participants to evaluate the potential outcome of a slip before taking that first drink or picking up that drug.
Detox is Not a Cure: after Rehab Care with Edge Recovery
The outstanding addiction experts at Edge Recovery have put together a sort of “Recovery 101,” that combines tried-and-true addiction medicine with recovery issues and relapse prevention. Detox is not a “cure” for addiction, which is why the after-detox program at Edge Recovery is so important. Addicts in recovery need to know how important it is to avoid people with whom, and places where, they used to do drugs for a period of time. Staying away from your old stomping grounds or drug-using social circle can help you change your habits and build new and healthier ones. It can also remove the temptation in the early stages of recovery, as certain places or people may induce cravings.
Overcoming alcoholism, drug abuse, and dependency begins with the decision to ask for help. Whether you are addicted to alcohol, prescription medication, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines, or opioids. Aftercare at Edge Recovery is a vital component in the successful future of your recovery: the stronger your support system, the better your chances of long-term recovery. We offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment program to fully equip our patients with the tools necessary to live an addiction-free, healthy, and fulfilled life.
There are people from all walks of life who are struggling with drugs, alcohol, and other harmful substances. At The Edge Recovery, we are helping people change their stories each and every day. We offer effective approaches to drug treatment and alcohol addiction, connecting our patients with the tools they need to heal. Walking the road to recovery can be challenging, but it’s not a walk you have to take alone. Our treatment professionals, our faith-focused counselors, and supportive staff can help you along your road to recovery.
Why Edge Recovery in Coral Springs, Florida?
We are a faith and family-strong program; we understand the paramount importance of incorporating the family component into your addiction treatment process. That is why we provide a family program consisting of weekly contact with family, individualized goals that include a family component, and a family weekend program which facilitates an extensive education and support for the family system led by a master’s-degree-level marriage and family therapist.
If you are ready to change your life, reclaim your future, and fight for your health, it’s time to kick drugs and alcohol to the curb. The Edge Recovery provides our Coral Springs patients with a strong, 12-Step driven, clinical addiction treatment option for you and your loved ones. Our quality continuum of care can assist you with the support you or your loved one needs on their way back from the edge, on the road to recovery.