What Happens After Detox

Addiction is a chronic disease, meaning there is no cure, but it can be managed with ongoing treatment. Therefore, individuals are not healed, nor should they stop treatment following detox.

Even if you are unsure of what to do after detox, there are resources available to help you figure out your next steps. This is imperative because everyone requires unique treatment to fit their recovery needs, so you should devise a recovery plan to benefit you long-term. Here are some options to consider after detox.

Residential Treatment

Inpatient or residential treatment is an option for individuals with more severe addictions that require a structured treatment program with supervision. Residential treatment is 24-hour care where patients stay in housing on the property and participate in various treatment programs while there. The program teaches individuals how to live a sober lifestyle while undergoing counseling for any underlying issues. The average stay at a residential treatment program is 6 to 12 months.

Outpatient Behavioral Treatment

Another option for individuals in addiction recovery is outpatient treatment. This approach differs from residential treatment in that patients do not live on-site. Instead, they attend meetings and counseling for a set number of hours per day or week.

Outpatient treatment is better for those that require a more flexible treatment program to balance work, family, and personal responsibilities. People generally start with more intensive treatment and then transition to regular outpatient treatment, involving fewer hours per week to sustain recovery.

Finding the Right Treatment Approach for You

When it comes to preparing for the next steps of recovery after detox, it is crucial to have the proper support and understanding to choose what is best for you. Luckily, programs like the Transitional Residence Program at the Detox Center of Colorado exist to help you find the next best step.

Unlike traditional residential treatment, our program is short-term and focuses on post-detox stabilization. By addressing the client’s individual needs and goals in recovery, we provide accurate and informed recommendations to help the client and their family navigate the recovery process. Consider us to help you get started on the path to lifelong sobriety.

Completing a detox program is a significant accomplishment on the road to recovery. However, treatment does not stop there. Identifying the proper next steps to address your unique recovery needs is crucial to ensure long-term sobriety. At the Detox Center of Colorado, we offer the Transitional Residence Program to give clients an overview of their specific recovery needs and how to create a recovery plan according to them. We hope to instill a desire and love for recovery that will carry on throughout our client’s lives. Call us today to learn more at (303) 952-5035.

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