For some, longer term treatment is needed to learn how to incorporate recovery life skills in their day to day activities.
Long Term Continuing Care for Addiction Treatment
Long term continuing care for addiction treatment helps the individual develop the skills and life tools needed to live a sober lifestyle. Transitional living provides a safe and supportive environment to practice skills learned in treatment and transition back into society. Transitional living offers a structured environment in which the individual can learn:
- Manage life stressors
- Practice healthy living habits
- Develop social and communication skills
- Form positive connections with peers
Building Community Post-Primary Treatment
By staying connected and close to the community it’s possible to build a sustainable and long lasting recovery from addiction. Last Door provides additional resources and support to those in transition, encouraging open and honest communication, engaging in activities that build relationships, and engaging in meaningful and ongoing dialogue with those in the community. These activities help to build trust and understanding between those in recovery and the community, which in turn helps to create a more supportive and safe environment that is conducive to successful recovery. We truly believe connection is the opposite of addiction and long term continuing care for addiction in transitional living is part of that.
Both long term continuing care for addiction treatment and transitional living are important for helping individuals sustain their recovery and lead a healthier, more fulfilling life. This type of program also helps individuals learn healthy coping strategies and develop a solid relapse prevention plan.
Last Door offers Transitional Living and Transition Group. This group is a value added service for Last Door clients who have completed Primary Care and still reside in Last Door’s Transitional Living Accommodations. The goal of the groups is to prevent disconnection and encourage post treatment transition planning.
Transitions Group meets once a week to support clients in reviewing and planning their recovery progress. Group is held late in the day to accommodate those transitional participants who are working, going to school or volunteering in the community.
The group reviews their level of connection to the social environment while discussing issues specific to the transitional living:
- Time management
- Engagement with written work related to sustaining recovery
- Community investment
- Affection for newer peers
- Family reconciliation
- Financial discipline
The transitional group weekly meeting includes one-on-one check-ins with participants who are dealing with current challenges and changes. The group is also supplemented with a group online chat that connects them with each other during the week and facilitates sharing of successes and developments in recovery as well as immediate support when needed.
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