Extended care treatment for addiction is developed to address substance abuse issues that are complex. Individuals who benefit most from extended care treatment facilities are those who have been unable to maintain or achieve sobriety after going through a traditional program for substance abuse. Extended care facilities provide more support and time for individuals who are struggling with substance abuse. Extended care programs allow for the assessment of internal and environmental factors that lead them to abuse substances and relapse. If an individual relapses during their stay in an extended care rehab facility, measures are taken to treat the patient and make sure they are able to get back on track to living a sober life.
Who Benefits Most From Extended Care?
Individuals with co-morbid or dual diagnoses benefit the most from extended care rehabilitation centers. In other words, individuals that have a condition that affects their substance abuse, but is independent from their substance abuse issues have dual diagnoses. Dual diagnoses can include the following
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Chronic Pain
- Bipolar Disorder
Individuals with these disorders may develop substance abuse issues and their symptoms related to these disorders may add further difficulty to their recovery from substance abuse.
What Do Extended Care Rehab Centers Provide?
Many extended care treatment programs offer housing within a sober living environment. Sober living environments allow individuals to have a support system during their recovery. All sober living environments have strict rules, including no alcohol or drug use off the premises or on the premises. Individuals in sober living environments must attend support meetings, have a job, take random drug tests, interact appropriately with others in their peer group, and pay their bills on time. This structured environment allows for individuals to establish a routine and helps to remain sober. If an individual does not pass a drug test and relapses, they will be given a more intense treatment regimen and may have to return to inpatient treatment from the sober living environment.
If you or a loved one are considering entering an extended care rehab treatment facility, call us at 833-610-1174 for more information. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day, and look forward to helping address your specific questions and concerns.