What happens after completing treatment?
Completing treatment and getting clean is, naturally, the first step to a successful, long-term recovery. But staying sober afterwards can be difficult for some because people are changing their social circles, trying to find meaningful work, and rebuilding their lives.
That’s why at Aurora Recovery Centre (ARC) offers more assistance to its members and alumni by providing transitional housing, along with other programs with our Continuing Care.
The Benefits of Transitional Housing
Transitional housing and sober living environments decreases the chance of relapse and encourages continuous strides in someone’s life of recovery. Our transitional environment supports recovery in many ways, especially by allowing our alumni to immerse themselves in an independent sober lifestyle, away from the immediate support of treatment counsellors.
A study from the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that the environment and structure in transitional housing fosters further personal growth and long-term sobriety for five main reasons.
- They offer a high level of social support.
- There is a continued presence of 12-step philosophies.
- Drug and alcohol testing is enforced.
- They require essential, skill-building participation in domestic chores and activities.
- They provide a structured lifestyle.
ARC counsellors work closely with members during their last week of programming at the centre as part of relapse prevention. During this time, our counsellors provide members with options for potential transitional houses if they’re interested in moving into one post-treatment. At ARC, we have a transitional house of its own, which could be a viable option for our members. But, we also have a number of relationships with other Canadian transitional houses and organizations.
If you are interested in learning more about our transitional housing and other options contact us today.
Aurora Recovery Centre’s philosophies are consistently reflected in the way we value our members and staff. Everything we do is in the interest of our members’ recovery for life.
Aurora’s treatment process is built upon a member-first culture and stands on three pillars that reflect our philosophy toward our members’ recovery: Heal, Connect and Recover.
From initial contact with Aurora, you begin to experience our Member-First Culture. Our highly experienced Addiction Specialists help you navigate the complex, emotional decision to admit to treatment.