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What is rehab aftercare?
Drug and alcohol abuse aftercare programs

Rolling Hills Recovery Center Aftercare Program

Did you know that 50% of deaths (suicides, homicides, accidents) for people between the ages of 15 and 24 involve alcohol or drug abuse? With the inclusion of alcohol and tobacco, the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics (NCDAS) estimates that about 165 million, or 60.2% of Americans above twelve years, have used a drug within the last 30 days.

To that end, there are many avenues where individuals suffering from drug and alcohol disorders can get help, such as rehab facilities. Rehab follows an intensive, supervised program to help individuals stop using alcohol or drugs. They also equip individuals with the tools to continuity and live life clean.

This post looks at all you need to know concerning rehab aftercare for drug and alcohol disorders.

What is Rehab Aftercare?

About 85% to 95% of people who completed their rehab program remained drug-free nine months after the program, while 80% claimed that their quality of life and overall health had improved after rehab. Additionally, it is estimated that one out of three people who complete a drug and alcohol treatment program will remain sober.

All this can be attributed to rehab aftercare. Over time, Rolling Hills Recovery Center discovered that addiction recovery is a long-term process that continues after treatment. Rehab aftercare is any help given to a patient to maintain sobriety after completing the program. It can be anything from interventions, activities, and resources that help minimize stress, triggers, and cravings that are common after treatment.


Creating an aftercare plan is crucial because most people find it difficult to transition out of treatment, especially in the first few months. When your time at the rehab facility is almost to an end, you are likely to meet with counselors, therapists, or case managers who can help to create an aftercare plan. Many factors go into creating an aftercare plan, such as how long or often you may need care. This is why consulting with a specialist will help you determine your needs and find resources in your local community. 

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Aftercare Programs

Accepting that you have a drug and alcohol disorder is the first step toward recovery. After completing rehab, you have to transition to a world where you can access unlimited drugs and alcohol, which is challenging for most. Fortunately, programs, resources, and organizations are created to help people transition into normalcy without drugs while avoiding a relapse. Here are some standard programs to help recovering addicts thrive without any substances.

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Dr. Williams presently serves on the board of Directors for two non-profit service organizations. He holds a Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University, Philadelphia, Pa, and a Ph.D. with a concentration in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute and University. In Cincinnati, Ohio. He is licensed to practice addictions counseling in both New Jersey and Connecticut and has a pending application as a practicing Psychologist in New Jersey.

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Sober Living Homes

The lack of stable alcohol and drug-free living environment can be a severe obstacle for a recovering addict. There was a need for alcohol and drug-free environments for individuals motivated to abstain from their vice completely. This is where the idea for sober living homes came from and was brought to life in California. The houses are not funded or licensed by the local government or state, and the recovering addict has to pay for their costs.


Sober living homes are designed to address halfway homes' drawbacks. There is no formal treatment, with most homes strongly encouraging a 12-step self-help group attendance. Residents of sober living homes are supposed to follow the house rules such as paying rent and other fees, avoiding relapse, attending house meetings, and participating in house chores.

Therapy and Counseling Options

Counseling and therapy sessions are part of rehab services and are often held every day and sometimes multiple times a day when a person is an inpatient. It is the most critical part of the recovery process, and the sessions should be continued as part of the aftercare plan. Therapy and counseling sessions are equally essential after rehab and are especially beneficial to newly sober alcohol and drug abusers.


As a recovering addict, it would be best to attend weekly sessions, reducing the frequency over time to bi-weekly and monthly, depending on how stable your sobriety is. The session will significantly help individuals with a dual diagnosis with an underlying mental health condition who often require treatment for both conditions. 


Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive outpatient programs were created to address depression, addiction, eating disorders, and more without needing to detox or be supervised. It caters to recovering addicts with “multi-dimensional instabilities” such as co-occurring disorders. The program helps recovering addicts transition to normalcy, similar to after-school for alcohol and drug abuse disorder.


The programs offer structure allowing the person to keep living at home and go to work or school for the duration of the treatment. In most cases, intensive outpatient programs are used as a follow-up after the detoxification process and an aftercare plan for patients who have completed an inpatient program. The program is an entire aftercare plan, and it is what most recovering addicts settle on as their preferred care option because it provides:

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Aftercare Groups

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  • Will insurance cover drug and alcohol rehab?
    Private insurance is the most common and effective payment method for addiction treatment. It can pay for a significant number, if not all, of your rehabilitation appointments. Thanks to the efforts by private lobbyists and the government, rehabilitation for drug and alcohol addiction is now a mandatory benefit under insurance after the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Paying for addiction treatment
    Ways to Pay for Addiction Treatment Here are the five points for financing that might be helpful for your treatment: ​ 1. Insurance 2. Self-Pay or Payment plan 3. Loan or second mortgage 4. Funding or Scholarships 5. Family Insurance ​ If a person has some benefits, they can use them for treatment and take advantage of insurance. If you use health insurance providers so that you can recover yourself from addiction because they collect payment regularly or they have scheduled their income as well. Self-Pay ​ The second method is self-pay, and in this method, you can pay for treatment in lump sums or months and create a payment plan so that you can pay weekly, monthly, or whatever you choose the way to treat. Loan ​ The third method to pay is a loan. You can take a loan or a second mortgage from those homeowners. Funding or Scholarships ​ If you do some research, then you can find a lot of funding or scholarships for you that are available to you there. Family The last method to pay is family. Your family can help you financially with your treatment. There are many options available for you as a key for financial assistance so that you can choose one of these methods for addiction treatment.
  • Will I lose my job if I go to rehab?
    Employees who get treatment for addiction while still at work are protected by the ADA and other laws like the MHPAEA, the ACA, and the Family Medical Leave Act, which all work together to make them eligible to return to work after the treatment.
  • How much does addiction treatment cost?
    Depending on your needs, treatment options for addiction vary from extensive medical detox to inpatient (or residential) care plans to less intensive outpatient ones. If your addiction is chronic or you are also grappling with a dual diagnosis, then long-term care at a residential facility is often the best option; but it is more costly. It's even more expensive when your situation necessitates the consultation of many specialists and the administration of costly drugs.
  • When is it time to go to rehab?
    Many believe that a person does not need to go to rehab, even if they struggle with the most severe addiction withdrawal symptoms. Still, studies show that last year almost 100,000 people died in the United States due to substance use disorder or overdoses. As 22 million people are suffering from addiction to either drugs or alcohol, there is a need to talk about this subject more casually. Many people don’t go to rehab because they feel ashamed of being addicted. There is a need to make them realize that no one can judge them if they see any symptoms; they should decide to visit a rehab as soon as possible.

Groups form a vital part of alcohol and drug abuse disorder recovery because they can provide an individual with a network of similar people who are also looking to stay sober. The groups are highly effective because people share their personal experiences and are ideal for recovering addicts with co-occurring mental conditions like anxiety and depression.

The most popular forms of groups are 12-step programs, but there are more options available that can fit into most people's aftercare plans. According to the NCBI, there are five types of group therapies effective in alcohol and drug abuse aftercare treatment.


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Most recovering alcohol and drug addicts claim that the recovery process after completion is usually more challenging than accepting rehab. Since addiction recovery is usually an ongoing process that can take even years, you need to have an aftercare plan for leaving the rehab facility.


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