Katherine Swarts is a freelance content writer from Houston, Texas, specializing in posts for treatment centers and hospitals. She loves books, cats, and good coffee, and has considerable personal experience with stress management.
Recovering from drug and alcohol addiction is a lifelong process. It takes both personal commitment as well as the support of peers, professionals, friends and family.
Before leaving any kind of substance abuse treatment program, patients work with counselors and case managers to develop an aftercare plan for how they’ll transition into a healthy, sustainable sober lifestyle and prevent relapse.
Sometimes that plan includes staying in a sober living home with other recovering addicts. It may also include follow-up group counseling in an Intensive Outpatient Program, individual counseling with professionals who can address co-occurring issues, and monitoring programs. Many recovering alcoholics and drug addicts also find mutual aid groups, like alcoholics anonymous, to be an important part of their ongoing recovery. For younger people, college recovery communities can be a powerful source of strength and support.
- Hazelden Mobile Apps
- 12 Steps AA Companion (iTunes)
- 12 Steps AA Companion (Android)
- Recovery Box
- Steps Away (Android)
- Steps Away (iTunes)
- Mindfulness Meditation
- Unstuck: Live Better Every Day