WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TREATMENT?

During the course of the program, clients discuss their aftercare plans with their Case Managers. This planning will take place approximately 3-4 weeks prior to discharge. Each individual will have different aftercare plans based on certain requirements and priorities. Our treatment team will develop a recommended aftercare plan that may include, but not be limited to, the following:

A. TRANSITIONAL LIVING:

Our transitional living program is a type of aftercare, offering structure and sober roommates. Transitional living typically offers more freedom, but also encourages accountability, offers mentorship and monitors weekly activities. A safe and non-judgemental living home will have certain expectations. Most will have a structured schedule such as times to be out of the house and curfews. Curfew extensions and overnight passes are usually a privilege that is earned through active progress and cooperation with the program, and other important commitments and expectations. For individuals who struggle with co-occurring behavioral issues, such as substance abuse, random drug tests will also be administered.

B. INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT AND OUTPATIENT:

This type of aftercare is specifically for clients who have completed our 45 day program. IOP/OP is a 5 days a week program AMFM offers to their clients upon discharge. The program is typically a 3-6 month step-down commitment that will keep our clients connected with a Therapist, Psychiatrist and a Counselor. IOP/OP facilitates and maintains symptom management, continued medication support and relapse prevention. The program also offers a weekly alumni support group every Thursday. This alumni meeting is free of charge as long as a client chooses to participate and sobriety is maintained.

C. VIVITROL PLAN:

Again, this is for patients who struggled with a dual-diagnosis disorder of mental illness and substance dependency. AMFM may also recommend a Vivitrol medication maintenance plan which clients can discuss with their medical team during their weekly psychiatric appointment. In these appointments, if appropriate, clients can learn more information about this non-addictive, non-narcotic opiate blocker that, in combination with continued therapy and 12-step support, could help contribute to higher success rates.

Once again, each individual case varies depending on environmental, family, legal and vocational factors. Ultimately, you are the one that must decide what is right for you. As your treatment team we will continue to guide and support you on your journey.