Aftercare programmes are designed to strengthen the coping skills you have learnt at Horizon Rehab. When you leave treatment it is important to actively take part in your aftercare programme especially in the first few weeks of returning home. The challenges you will face will be easier to manage if you have an aftercare plan.
Relapse prevention plan
Part of the treatment programme at Horizon Rehab includes working on your relapse prevention plan. Formulating a plan that will help you stay sober must include your support network in the community. This may include family and friends, counsellors, mental health professionals, sponsors and support meetings.
Your counsellor from Horizon will be part of your support team and you can still have sessions via Skype until you build your team around you and even then we are always here for extra support.
We can link you in with recovery coaches who are available to work with you if you need some private sessions. Recovery coaches do not offer primary treatment for addiction, do not diagnose, and are not associated with any particular method or means of recovery.
Recovery coaches support positive change, help those coming home from treatment to avoid relapse, build community support for recovery, work on life goals not related to addiction such as relationships, work or education. Recovery coaching is action-oriented with an emphasis on improving your life and reaching future goals.
There are many resources you can tap into within your community to support your recovery. You will be working on your recovery capital plan whilst here. The more capital you can build upon the more likely you are to sustain long-term recovery.
Your recovery capital will include social and community groups, leisure services, therapeutic services, volunteering projects and friendship networks.
We have an aftercare page on Facebook for people to join when you leave so you can keep in touch with us and your peers. This is a great source of support because everyone will be living their recovery at home and the shared experience is invaluable.
We will support you with whatever you need once you leave; we are always here for aftercare support.