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Aftercare 4 life

Metamorphosis Aftercare groups are held biweekly at the centre.  However, during these times with covid we have moved our aftercare group online. 

Metamorphosis aftercare groups are just one aspect to the transition into your new life.  Aftercare goes hand in hand with our Continuation of care program. Aftercare for addiction may be one of the last steps in a process that leads to healthy living, but in many cases, it can be the most critical juncture of recovery. The importance of the aftercare process is simple; without it, there is a chance that an addiction that has been only recently overcome may return.

A challenge that many people face when completing a residential program is that while in the protective bubble of treatment the individual is away from everyday stressors and have a complete sense of safety.  The individual goes from that environment back into the old environment that got them to treatment in the first place.  Attending the aftercare groups helps with the transition into the real world.   A Slow Integration Back into Daily Life After Treatment.  Metamorphosis Addiction Aftercare Continues the Road to positive change

Aftercare programs for our clients starts  with a focused relapse prevention program that takes place shortly after a client begins the inpatient program. Once the intensive process is over, the real work begins, ingraining new behaviors and ways of thinking that will replace the more harmful behaviors that led to the addiction.

Aftercare for substance abuse also continues with therapy, though at a reduced, less intense level. It is important for people at this point to get a feel for a new, more independent way of living, and constant therapy undermines that. There are still occasional individual therapy sessions, and group therapy sessions are an important way to build a sense of community and touch base with other people in recovery. If it is required, there may also be family counseling to help both the addict and family members to work together on this new phase of addiction aftercare.

Addiction aftercare is also about learning from mistakes. No one is perfect, and sometimes a relapse may occur. But with the proper counseling, group therapy, and support from friends, family, peers and even professionals, these relapses do not have to mean that recovery was a failure. It is important during the recovery process to not just celebrate the victories, but address in a mature compassionate manner the mistakes as well. Counseling and group therapy can help to reinforce, re-engage, and encourage people to not give up, even after mistakes have been made, and it is giving people this resolve and courage that ultimately allows them to overcome an addiction.

Sober living and aftercare for substance abuse are important, final components of getting someone that has recovered to stay in that state of recovery. Overcoming an addiction is not just about cleaning out the body, it is about giving people both the tools and the emotional health to not feel like they need to take a substance to make life easier or more bearable.

Continue to Stay Sober with Aftercare Programs