Continuing care is needed for most cases of alcoholism and addiction. While in rehab most addicts have no problem doing what they are told, but when they leave they often fail (get loaded) and get high without the structure of being in treatment. The tools you learn in treatment are usually put aside because the clients don't learn how to use them in real life settings.
Continuing care should be ready before the addict leaves treatment in order not to cause to much stress (addicts get stressed with the unknown plans and get frustrated having to make too many decisions). We at Footprints of Serenity are here to help you figure out an after care program that will help keep the motion of recovery.
Returning home after rehab should not be thought of, since it will be a big trigger for a slip or relapse. Often an alcoholics OR addicts makes a lot of changes while in treatment, and once they return home they feel overwhelmed by their families. It is suggested that you find a sober living (or hire a Recovery Companion, Sober Coach) in your community for a few months before making the full move back home. It will be there that the client will find their support group and learn how to prioritize their program. It is also a good choice to hire a sober companion to help guide you in the right direction. Also the family might want to get help (we can help) and learn the triggers and dangers that lie ahead. There will be success if you take the proper steps. Feel free to call us and we'll help you.