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Life After a Residential Detox

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Residential detox treatment is just the first step in your new sober lifestyle. Detox is not a magic wand and cannot help you abstain from substances on its own. It serves to help rid your body of substances safely and comfortably to start your recovery fresh and clear. Once the drugs or alcohol have left your system, it is time to do the long-term work to maintain your abstinence. Learn what to do after residential detox so you can continue to enjoy a healthy, happy recovery.

Continuing with therapy and support after detox is crucial for your lasting recovery. Serenity Grove has top-rated addiction detox programs in beautiful Georgia. When you choose our substance abuse treatment programs in Georgia, you can be sure to receive guidance for the next steps to maintain a sober life after a residential detox. Call us today at 844.904.3485 to learn how we help transition you from detox to continuing addiction treatment.

Life After a Residential Detox

Once you have completed the detox process, you might be wondering what to do next. For most people, the answer is addiction rehab, a longer-term addiction treatment program. There are several options for suitable addiction treatment after residential detox:

  • Residential rehab – Continuing to live in a treatment facility for a more extended period, possibly up to one year
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP) – Attending outpatient treatment approximately five days a week for four to six hours each day
  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP) – Attending outpatient treatment approximately three days a week for two to four hours a day
  • Outpatient program – Attending treatment sessions once per week for one to two hours

The above treatment options are listed in order from most intensive to least. Many people attend addiction treatment in this order, slowly tapering down to the most flexible outpatient program. This allows you to transition from a highly structured setting to everyday life without the potential culture shock of jumping back into an environment that contributed to your addiction.

What to Do After Residential Detox

Your treatment team at the residential detox center will likely help set you up with the next level of treatment. Some facilities offer a full continuum of care in-house, while others may partner with outpatient facilities or refer you to one in your area. In addition to enrolling in continued addiction treatment, here are some other tips for life after a residential detox:

  • Consider whether you need sober housing. It is vital that you live in an environment that is supportive of your recovery. If your home environment will make sobriety difficult, speak to your treatment team about local sober housing.
  • Attend therapy sessions regularly. These are likely to be part of any addiction treatment program you choose, but you can also schedule additional sessions with a therapist if you need more support. Counseling helps you work through struggles that arise during recovery such as stress at work or home, relationship problems, financial worries, and low self-esteem.
  • Join support groups. Sober support groups can help you connect with others in recovery in a more casual setting than your treatment facility. Groups may be led by a peer in recovery or consist of relaxed, sober meetups to help you have fun without drugs or alcohol.

The changes you make to your home, work, and social environments will go a long way toward helping you sustain your sobriety.

Serenity Grove: Reputable Georgia Residential Detox Treatment

Now that you know what to do after residential detox, it is time to schedule your treatment. Reach out to Serenity Grove at 844.904.3485 to learn more about our effective, evidence-based addiction treatment programs in Georgia.