ERG: Get the facts about rehab
For people with drug & alcohol problems

What support is available post-rehab?

When you return to your “normal” life, there will be some adjustments you need to make and a good programme will support you through this aspect of your journey too.

What happens after rehab?

Executive Rehab provides people suffering from substance addictions and co-occurring issues such as depression and anxiety professional guidance on solutions to their problems.

Residential treatment aims to support you through the initial stages of detox, and equip you with the tools you need for long term abstinence.

Whether you’re hoping to carry out your treatment as an inpatient or an outpatient, we are here to provide you with the support you need and are able to connect you to esteemed treatment rehabs across the UK and beyond.

Call 0808 274 6351 to get help today.

Essential aftercare support

One of the main benefits of residential treatment is that it removes individuals from their everyday environment and the associated stressors and triggers that may cause them to drink or use drugs.

Clients have the full freedom to focus solely on themselves, for the duration of their stay.

This time and ability to care for themselves is a luxury and skill, that most people realise they have been neglecting for a long time.

During rehab, the process will include:

  • Meeting with a psychotherapist to discuss your history and current feelings and concerns. This will help to decipher what treatment method is best suited for you.
  • Further therapy to address both every day seemingly trivial struggles and more complex, deeper issues
  • Developing and putting into practice coping mechanisms and life skills
  • Group therapy sessions often help to address feelings of isolation and loneliness since people often have overlapping worries and concerns
  • Deciphering relapse prevention skills

While completing their residential stay, clients experience the benefits of abstinence while receiving ongoing medical care, therapy and protection in a safe and comfortable environment.

Aftercare and follow-up treatments

One of the main benefits of residential treatment is that it removes individuals with their everyday environment and the associated stressors and triggers that may cause them to drink or use drugs.

Any reliable addiction treatment should be just as focused on the weeks following rehab as the weeks spent at the facility.

The specifics of this aftercare vary dependent on which facility you chose, but you can clarify this by contacting the facility representatives by email or phone.

Aftercare at Castle Craig

Castle Craig is a renowned luxury rehab in Scotland that provides compassionate care to those suffering from alcoholism and other addictions, by treating the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the disease.

The experienced team at Castle Craig provides all patients with personalised two-year continuing care plans that will benefit them after they return to their homes and communities.

Continuing care is essential to reduce the risk of relapse and continuing support should be available to all patients after they complete treatment.

This aftercare manifests in several forms including:

Aftercare groups

Castle Craig hosts care group therapy sessions at Castle Craig Hospital and in Falkirk, Scotland.

For clients based in London and the South of England, they can refer to the list of recommended London-based aftercare and relapse prevention groups.

All clients are encouraged to attend one or more of these weekly aftercare group sessions on an ongoing basis for at least two years after completing treatment.

Castle Craig Netherlands organises its own continuing care programme in Holland.

Smarmore Castle, Republic of Ireland, organises continuing care meetings at Smarmore.

These are free of charge for previous patients.

Community support groups

Patients are referred back to their GP, referral agency, community addiction team, or any other medical practitioners involved in their care.

This allows for contacts to be arranged within the local AA / NA fellowship, usually a former patient of Castle Craig, to act as a ‘sponsor’ and help provide an introduction to these essential support networks.

Continuing visits and reunions at Castle Craig

Patients are offered the opportunity to return to Castle Craig at any time if they need advice or help.

This includes weekly continuing care group therapy sessions, and personal therapy can be arranged.

Castle Craig’s annual reunions are a highlight event for both staff and friends of Castle Craig.

Regaining your loved one’s trust and getting your life back on track

Castle Craig, for example is an esteemed private rehab resort, known for providing luxury care and high-class treatment, giving working professionals the tools they need to free themselves from this disease.Often, when people leave rehab, they must address the relationships that have been negatively implicated by their substance dependency.

The best way to navigate this “healing process,” will be highly-case specific, and is something you can talk through with your given therapist or other individuals in your group therapy sessions who have dealt with similar things.

Your loved ones may have been betrayed or hurt by things that happened during your addiction and they will need their own time to heal.

Often, family members will see you have taken the steps to attend rehab as proof that you want things to change.

But you will need to have some uncomfortable conversations too.

Some rehabilitation centres, including Castle Craig, incorporate families into the treatment programme, which often makes it easier since you are on the journey together.

They understand the reality of the disease and are able to give you the support you need without feeling completely lost and overwhelmed themselves.

Prioritise your own health and wellbeing as best as you can

You will not be able to heal these relationships if you are still struggling yourself, so it is important you are doing what you can to keep yourself on track.

This can involve:

  • Continuing counselling or group therapy
  • Regular check-in meetings with a programme “buddy”
  • Avoid triggers that previously resulted in your substance use; whether that is certain people, situations or stress from over-working
  • Referring regularly to the 12 Step Programme
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Regular exercise
  • Maintaining a nutritious diet

Be patient

Things will not always be easy, especially in the initial weeks when you first leave rehab and are readjusting to your life.

Try and be patient with yourself, and lean on all of the mechanisms of support that have been made available to you. You do not need to struggle alone.

If you would like to speak to an adviser at Castle Craig and find out more about rehabilitation and post-rehab treatment, call or email their 24-hour service on:

Freephone (the UK only): 0808 274 6351

International: +44 1721 726 135

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Last Updated on August 9, 2021 by Alison