15 Jun Aftercare Program
Is a rehab program enough?
When looking for alcohol or substance addiction treatment, more than likely your first stop will be a short-term rehabilitation center or detox facility. These centers are very useful for having professional help in regards to withdrawal symptoms and physical sobriety. Most patients will remain clean for the remainder of their stay. However, most of these patients without additional aftercare will relapse. It is a very scary statistic to look at, but around 570,000 people die from drugs and alcohol every single day. That is why most detox and rehab clinics refer their patience to a trusting aftercare.
Aftercare is the prolonged treatment following preliminary treatment such as detox, hospitals, rehabs, and even jail. These programs are designed to create a functioning living experience for members. Most programs include housing, community, behavioral modification, counseling, and more.
New Life House Aftercare- Why it has Saved Thousands of Lives
New Life has evolved into such a successful Structured Sober Living House in the last 30 years with a stellar reputation by continuing to learn about troubled-persons needs and interest. By providing the perfect combination of support, direction, and fun, New Life House is able to create a positive environment of alcoholics that become the best of friends and support each other in their search for long term sobriety. With 4 recovery-based groups, one-on-one therapy, 12-step meetings, alumni interaction and direct mentor ship, behavioral modification, and an enticing sense of community and fellowship, New Life House continues to bring the most comprehensive recovery and growth program to LA community.
How Aftercare Creates Consistent Long-Term Success
It is very hard to stay sober as a young man and that is why the success rate with most short term treatments and detox is far below acceptable. Just because a person achieves a short period of time sober, does not mean that they are going to continue on that streak when they are back out in the real world. Alcoholics and addicts have a problem that stems much deeper than the physical addiction to those drugs and alcohol that they reach for. Due to these deep-seated problems, they need long-term solutions to their long-term problems. What do 18-25 year old men usually do for fun? Our aftercare replaces the social norm with something just as attractive. Our community speaks for itself in sheer numbers. We have hundreds of New Life House alumni that continue to give back, continue their careers, travel the world, and become the well-respected men that they always had the potential to be.
What is the Risk of not Having Aftercare?
Committing to an aftercare program greatly reduces the risk of relapse. More than 60% of alcoholics and addicts in recovery relapse within the first 90 days after leaving a treatment or detox center. Of the last 40%, most of them relapse within the year. These statistics seem like your working against all odds. But with the correct aftercare program, you can improve those odds exponentially and they seem to shift to the patients side. With the support of the family, the aftercare, and a 12-step program a young alcoholic or addict has a surprisingly good chance to stay sober and life a fruitful and joyful life.
When a patient finishes their stay at New Life House, they are not just released and told “good luck.” We help them find a place to stay within the community, manage their finances, stay connected with the 12-step and other recovery programs, and more. We pride ourselves in most of our graduates staying sober for 5+ years, which beats the odds.
There is a reason that New Life House has one of the highest success rates in the world for drug and alcohol addiction. That is because of the comprehensive angle the New Life House uses to ensure long term sobriety. We work on the underlying issues in order for our patients to achieve real happiness. This happiness translates into a loss of desire for drugs and alcohol.