What happens after I’ve completed treatment?
Completing treatment and getting clean is, naturally, the first step to a successful, long-term recovery. But what many people fail to realize, is that staying sober after treatment is not easy, or by any means the norm.
It is incredibly difficult to transition out of treatment and back into society, where our social circles still use the vices we’ve been isolated from for the past months.
For this reason, instances of relapse are not uncommon during the transitional phase.
The Benefits of Transitional Housing
Transitional housing and sober living environments can drastically decrease the chance of relapse and encourage sustainable recovery for life. The transitional environment supports recovery in many ways, especially by helping people 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.
Take a tour of Aurora House
Aurora Counsellors work closely with members during their last week of programming as part of relapse prevention. During this time, counsellors provide members with options for potential transitional houses if they’re interested in moving into one post-treatment. Aurora Recovery Centre has a transitional house of its own, as well as relationships with various Canadian transitional houses and organizations.
Transitional housing can be a great way to stay dedicated to recovery and receive continued support from people who are in the same situation as you are.
To speak with an Aurora Counsellor about opportunities for post-treatment transitional housing, contact us here.
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.