Individualized Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs
While treatment provides a natural “safe zone” where you can focus on battling the immediate crisis of addiction or mental illness, we know a new kind of work begins when treatment ends, and you’re seeking lifelong health. We take great care in developing personalized and comprehensive aftercare programs to help meet the individual needs of our patients.
This means we begin preparing you for discharge upon admission to our programs.
To form a comprehensive discharge plan, we consult with you, your family, and referents when requested. This ensures that we develop an aftercare program customized to your individual needs.
What Is Continuing Care for Addiction and Mental Health?
Continuing care planning, also known as “discharge planning,” is a critical component of successful treatment, which helps you and your family prepare to navigate the ups and downs of a life in recovery. A detailed and organized care plan can provide both stability for you and peace of mind for your family. Here are a few key components of a continuing care plan and what questions to ask as your loved one engages in and begins to conclude their treatment.
When Does the Continuing Care Process Start at Origins?
Continuing care planning at Origins begins at the onset of your treatment. Our Continuing Care Department works hand in hand with your primary therapist and your multidisciplinary team to create a personalized plan, including mental health and addiction continuing care and aftercare programs, as needed, before your discharge from treatment.
Who Handles Continuing Care Programming at Origins?
During your time with us, you will work alongside one of our Case Managers to develop a personalized aftercare mental health and addiction plan. These specialists coordinate with all auxiliary points of contact to develop your plan. Our coordinators attend treatment team meetings daily, allowing them to better understand your history and personal clinical support recommendations.
Who Does Origins Involve in the Planning Process?
While discharge planning begins with you, many other people will likely be involved in the process. Most people in treatment sign a consent form that allows providers to touch base with auxiliary points of contact, including family members. These contacts will naturally be included in your discharge planning process. Though parents or loved ones cannot ultimately dictate your discharge plan, they may provide valuable and objective insight into your aftercare needs. Together, patients, their families, referents, and Origins’ treatment team will build a mental health and addiction continuing care support plan that reflects all these relationships and support services.
Key Components of Our Continuing Care and Aftercare Program
At Origins, we take the individual needs of you or your loved one and develop a continuing care plan that includes a range of recommendations.
The Goal of Origins’ Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs
Developing a comprehensive aftercare program may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. While the goal of any treatment stay is sobriety, the most successful outcomes occur when you or your loved one learns to develop healthy relationships and interests that do not end at “graduation” from Origins’ care. Ultimately, recovery is about breaking old ways of thinking and learning how to apply recovery principles to everyday life. Through open and honest communication with our treatment team, the entire family can develop a practical discharge plan that includes aftercare—not only for today but for a lifetime.
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