If you’ve been working diligently in a treatment program and are ready to move back home, a transitional living program may be a great option for you. If you participated in a residential treatment program, you likely had a wonderful team who was there to support you 24/7 – a place that served as a safe, encouraging environment for you to thrive in recovery. The right treatment center will provide you with a program that guides you as you become an active member of society again.
With this type of program, you want to make sure that you’ve established some short and long-term goals with your healthcare team. Discuss with them some current issues or concerns you’re having as well as your overall progress. You will collaborate with your treatment center to identify key community resources that are available to you, as well as establish online and offline tools to help you keep track of medications, meetings, doctor’s appointments, and more. Any questions that you have regarding your health and recovery you will want to direct towards your healthcare team before you are discharged so that you can have a plan set in place. Don’t feel overwhelmed by these tasks – the right treatment center will guide you through each of these.
Having a hopeful and positive mindset is important for your return home. It may seem nerve-wracking, but your treatment center has been preparing you since Day 1 to manage your physical and mental health in the best ways possible. Remember that even though you’re back home, this does not mean that you no longer have a support system. You will likely still have the contact information of a sponsor or group leader within your program, and you may even have contact information for friends you’ve made throughout your time there.
Continue in your daily routine as you did at the treatment center. Call them if you have any questions or concerns – they are still there for you. Remember that you are not alone. You’ve successfully made it through your treatment program, and you have all the tools that you need to succeed. Each day is a new day to work towards your recovery – it’s as simple as that!
Therapy is a primary component of treatment for rehabilitation from a substance use disorder and/or mental health disorder. Attending treatment with certified clinicians and counselors is critical for a full recovery. At one of New Vista Behavioral Health’s treatment providers, you are receiving exceptional care, held to a higher standard. Our programs result in better outcomes, ensuring a better recovery. For information call us today: 888-316-3665.