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.