When you’re approaching the end of your treatment program, you might wonder what comes next:
- What happens after you leave treatment?
- How do you stay strong in your recovery efforts?
- Are you just left alone to struggle?
- Do you need to continue with long-term treatment?
As always, we’re here to answer your questions.
What is Monarch’s mental health track?
If you still need additional help after ending your addiction treatment, you can still find mental health assistance.
Monarch Shores offers psychological assistance, known as a mental health track. After 45 to 90 days of rehab, you’ll be able to address mental health conditions that may have contributed to your addiction. Such conditions may include:
- Bipolar disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
This mental health care can continue for up to eight weeks. You’ll see a psychiatrist once a week during this time.
As an added bonus, you’ll have the same therapist and case manager that you had in your PHP/IOP for addiction treatment. This ensures that you’ll receive consistent care.
What is aftercare? How do people create aftercare strategies?
So, you’ve finished rehab or a mental health track at Monarch Shores. What happens next?
You’ll probably work with the center to arrange aftercare. Aftercare is a strategy that helps people create and continue strong recovery journeys.
Creating and following strong aftercare programs increases the chances for healthy, successful recoveries. People who implement aftercare strategies have a better chance of success than those who leave rehab without plans for continued care.
When you approach the end of your treatment program, you’ll meet with your treatment team to begin building an aftercare program that will work for you. The program might include 12-step meetings, therapy sessions, and check-ins with your current treatment team.
Choosing a sober living facility as your next step might be a good option to help you continue your addiction recovery. When you’re living with others who are choosing to continue overcoming their addictions, you’ll have like-minded roommates, and this can foster a sense of community and provide constant support during a time of transition.