Drug and Alcohol Treatment Aftercare
The response to drug and alcohol addiction is truly personal for many men. Each one who enters rehabilitation, seeks counseling, begins a 12 Step Program is looking for answers to a problem that may have cost them relationships and jobs or led to criminal behavior, in many cases. The choice of treatment type is often based what these men are already acquainted with or what is recommended to them.
Because the initial focus is on getting into treatment, often there is inadequate attention placed on how to maintain abstinence in the weeks and months following treatment. Most of these individuals who attempt alone to refrain from using their substance of choice―whether it’s alcohol, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, methamphetamines, prescription drugs or something else―will likely relapse in the weeks after a treatment program ends unless they take extra measures to meet their goals of long-term sobriety. While some men choose to attend group meetings, more men have effectively conquered their addictions through a residential option.
Men’s Sober Living Environments
One effective drug and alcohol treatment aftercare option is a sober living environment with a structured setting and a goal-oriented program. For men in New England, that brand of aftercare is available at The Granite House in historic Derry, New Hampshire. A sober living environment with a structured program can serve as an effective step between primary treatment and independent living. Men from Nashua, Lewiston, and Springfield―and all over New England―can continue their recovery efforts at The Granite House in nearby New Hampshire. The Granite House provides a three-phase program in a residential setting that increases the chances of long-term sobriety.
Drug & Alcohol Treatment Aftercare in Three Phases
The first phase at The Granite House requires participation in group counseling and a 12 Step Program, restricts residents from leaving the house, and lasts a minimum of 30 days. The second phase focuses on developing life skills as groups in this phase address money and time management, continuing education, and employment concerns and opportunities. While still engaged in the structure of the sober living environment and regularly supervised, third phase residents have secured a job―or have begun to attend classes―and are learning to become self-sufficient.
Once a resident has graduated, he may participate in The Granite House’s monitoring program. Whether he returns home to Dover, West Scarborough or Cambridge, the monitoring program helps continue his accountability through ongoing assessment of the recovery progress. With his sights always set on sustaining long-term sobriety, he can benefit from the additional tools to ensure the highest chance of success.
More information about The Granite House is available online at granitehousesl.com or by phone at 877-308-8338.