Life after drug rehab can be challenging for some recovering addicts. This is why many drug rehab centers provide individuals with an aftercare program. This gives them the opportunity to gradually ease back into the world with the support of the recovery program. This is a must for some individuals and a better alternative for others. Depending on each individual case the treatment center should provide options for aftercare.
Types of Aftercare:
Some drug rehabs offer individuals to be able to stay there longer and even become staff through schooling and training. Especially the Christian discipleship programs which also have the proven highest success rates.
Another type of aftercare program is sober living housing. Many drug rehab centers offer transitional housing, where upon completion of the treatment program the individual goes to live in a setting with other recovering addicts. This is a great option for them to start fresh in new environment with the support of other addicts. They are required to find work and pay rent, usually inexpensive, and attend 12 step meetings. Once they have saved enough money and feel they are able to move on with their life free of drugs and alcohol, they can move out. Through the fellowship of alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous, both 12 step programs, these sober living homes can be found in almost every city in America.