Genesis2 continuing care is designed to cater for the holistic nature of your wellbeing. After being discharged from an inpatient or outpatient treatment facility or recovering from a physical or psychological illness, a person maybe inclined to seek further support to focus entirely on the self. This is an ideal time to continue with making positive changes that will support your recovery processes.
The transition from treatment to daily life may have left you feeling a sense of wanting to continue with improving or enhancing an aspect of your life, or left you with a void of what to do next. These and other questions are likely to reflect upon. Through short-term counselling/psychotherapy, coaching or self-development workshop. Genesis2 can assist you with exploring those areas with the view of –
- To increase your self-esteem on pre-existing levels
- To help you become a better version of yourself
- Creating personal and career opportunities from thought to reality
A bespoke aftercare package will be jointly devised that tailors your requirements, an assessment will fully identify your needs for the right self-development plan. Imagine having an aftercare package that holistically focuses on YOU, how great that will be after going through challenging and sometimes wearing and exhausting treatment(s).
Genesis2 not only offers self-development and psychotherapy, but also image consultancy service. Sometimes after going through life changing experiences or challenging times, we may feel different about ourselves, which in my view can be a positive factor. Change can push us to different levels, we realise there is more to us than meets the eye. We begin to know our strengths, limitations and know how resourceful we really are. Something in us has changed then we may want to compliment how we feel from the inside with our outside; a change of wardrobe or experiment with different styles and designs that best suits you, which is all part of ongoing self-development.
Bespoke services not only offer various services, but we specialise in drug and alcohol referrals to private individuals that would like to have their treatment away from home.
Addiction residential aftercare
Completing your residential treatment program provides fundamentals to maintain sobriety. By this point, you’ve gained knowledge about your underlying emotive and cognitive responses to addiction or addictive behaviours, and begin to learn strategies to sustain emotional, psychological and physical wellness.
There is extensive evidence base suggesting aftercare is crucial factor to recovery and is a key part of relapse prevention. Post treatment of drug and alcohol residential treatment is asimperative as the actual treatment, without or a fragmented recovery structure recovery can fall short that can lead to a relapse (Research on Recovery: A Review of the Drug Evidence Base, 2010).
Genesis2 has summarised the importance of aftercare, firstly we have defined recovery and aftercare to distinguish its relevance.
According to the government agency Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),
“recovery from substance addiction or mental illness is defined as “a process of change whereby individuals work to improve their own health and wellness and to live a meaningful life in a community of their choice while striving to achieve their full potential.”
“A process through which an individual is enabled to move from their problem drug use, towards a drug-free lifestyle as an active and contributing member of society.”
(Scottish Government, 2008).
In the USA, the Betty Ford Institute Consensus Panel (2007, p222) defined recovery as:
“a voluntarily maintained lifestyle characterised by sobriety,
personal health and citizenship.”
Recovery literature highlights the best predictors of effective recovery are the extent of ‘recovery capital’ meaning, the personal and social resources or network that a person has available to them (2010, p.8). This could be therapeutic groups, mental health agencies, 12-step groups, individual therapy, mentoring, life coach, supportive family members and friends, education or even employment advisor. Secondly, evidence pointed out that ‘effective co-ordination of professional treatment and sustained community support will be most effective’ (2010, p.23). The report also stated, ‘when recovery is sustained beyond treatment, it can have a positive impact on the psychological health of the children of parents in recovery’.
As part of the recovery process, anaftercare structure plan is usually coordinated to optimise addiction free life style. Aftercare is defined as
“Aftercare is the care given to a patient after her release from the hospital or another health care facility. Aftercare is meant to build off the treatment and services that the patient received in the hope of extending care beyond the hospital. Because it keeps patients healthy”
In the case of addiction, aftercare comprises of any subsequent interventions that follows a course of residential drug and alcohol programs. Relapse prevention is a key component of aftercare to provide strategies to minimise or prevent a relapse. The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, maintained by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), includes listings for numerous empirically supported interventions with "relapse prevention" as a descriptor or primary treatment objective (http://www.nrepp.samhsa.gov). The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that relapse rates among alcoholics are comparable to other long-term diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis and hypertension.
As seen above, aftercare is deemed as a prerequisite to maintain sobriety and progress towards self development of psychosocial factors, and importantly improving family relationships.
Gensis2takes the above into account and recognises the importance of aftercare, and its components to improve all facets of the individual: emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual aspects. Therefore, relapse prevention comprises of various forms of interventions depending upon the individual hence an individualised aftercare program is devised with collaborative input from professionals.
The diagram below illustrates the three main stages of aftercare once you have left residential treatment.
Aftercare will make a huge difference in continued recovery and self-esteem. In recovery can leave a person thinking
These and other thoughts can run through a person’s mind manifesting into anxiety or worry, or feelings of enthusiasm or excitement either case the next stage is unfamiliar, and by attending aftercare regularly can help with developing a structure, clearing any misconceptions about your emotions and thoughts. Aftercare support with identifying passions that you may want to pursue, work with relationship issues and a way of rebuilding confidence and self-esteem. These and other concerns can be explored to assist with motivation and commitment to making life changing decisions that will only improve quality of life.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts
To find out more information about aftercare services either if you are an Organization or a client please contact us on the number or email below.