Continuing Care: Post-Treatment Aftercare & Relapse Prevention Programme

Continued Support for Lasting Recovery

Helping Our Patients Thrive in Their Recovery Journey with Ongoing Aftercare Support

The transition from rehab to home can present challenges that leave you feeling vulnerable. That’s why continuing care is such a crucial part of recovery. It provides an environment of ongoing support, encouragement, and professional assistance. This phase is paramount when it comes to nurturing the coping skills acquired during treatment that will allow you to live a healthy life free from drug and alcohol addiction.

We believe that ongoing support is not a luxury but an integral part of the recovery journey. The continuing care programme is funded as part of your treatment, ensuring an uninterrupted, holistic recovery experience. You will be automatically enrolled unless you choose to opt-out.

How It Works: Transitioning from Inpatient to Outpatient Care

A seamless transition into the next phase of your recovery is extremely important. In the final week of your inpatient programme, the focus will shift toward case management, and this will lay the foundation for your ongoing recovery journey.

Case management is a process designed to bridge the gap between rehab and reality. Your case manager will take time to discuss your personal goals and challenges and will collaborate closely with you to create a bespoke relapse prevention plan which will serve as a roadmap to help you navigate the post-rehab phase.

In this crucial week, a comprehensive assessment takes place to help pinpoint your specific needs across the different areas of your life. This might include securing stable housing, exploring employment opportunities, and addressing legal issues, to connecting with community resources and support groups that will be instrumental in helping you maintain your sobriety.

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Our Discharge Process

A week before discharge you will have a meeting with our Continuing Care Co-ordinator, during this meeting you can expect the following: 

  • You will be assigned a continuing care therapist licensed by CATCH Recovery, you will not leave Castle Craig until that first session is scheduled. 
  • Your first post-treatment group therapy session will be booked. 
  • You will have an opportunity to register for our Recovery Club and to receive invitations for our annual reunion and quarterly newsletters. 
  • Give feedback on your treatment at Castle Craig 

What Are the Key Benefits of Continuing Care?

1. Relapse Prevention:

  • Relapse Prevention Plans: Our therapists create customised plans to help patients understand relapse prevention. Your plan will take into account personal histories, stressors, and environmental factors to provide targeted strategies for avoiding physical and emotional relapse.
  • Skill Building: Our patients are taught healthy coping mechanisms and skills to help manage cravings, stress, and emotions that might lead to relapse, ensuring they are equipped to navigate these challenges confidently and identify the early warning signs of relapse.

2. Support Networks:

  • Community Integration: We connect patients to various community support groups and networks where they can receive encouragement, and understanding as they share their experiences.
  • Family Support: Involving and educating the family to help create a supportive, informed, and understanding environment at home to facilitate the recovery process.

3. Holistic Wellness:

  • Mental Health: Continuing with counselling and therapy after rehab can help to tackle underlying mental health issues, ensuring psychological well-being is prioritised alongside physical health.
  • Physical Health: Incorporating routines that focus on nutrition, exercise, and medical needs to ensure the body is well-maintained and supported during recovery.

4. Accountability:

  • Routine Check-ins: Scheduled meetings with our patients ensure continuous monitoring of progress and adjustment of treatment plans as necessary.
  • Peer Support: We always encourage patients to build a support system with peers in recovery who can share experiences, challenges, and successes, creating a sense of mutual support and accountability.

5. Quality of Life Improvement:

  • Life Satisfaction: The holistic approach of continuing care enhances overall well-being, fostering a balanced and fulfilled life free from substance abuse.
  • Relationship Building: Strengthening social skills and relationships, aiding the restoration and building of meaningful connections, crucial for emotional support and integration into society.

Continuing care is pivotal in bridging the gap from the structured environment of rehab to the complexities of everyday life, ensuring that patients are not just surviving post-rehab but truly thriving, with the necessary support, skills, and resources.

Our 24-week Continuing Care Programmes

Privately funded patients are entitled to Castle Craig 24-week continuing care as part of their residential programme; continuing care is serviced by Castle Craig’s outpatient treatment clinic – CATCH Recovery. 

This 24-week continuing care package is not included as part of the programme if you come to Castle Craig via the below methods: 

The NHS and medical insurers, unfortunately, do not count continuing care as part of addiction treatment, but we know how important it is to stay on top of your recovery after residential rehab. 

Regardless of how your treatment is funded, continuing care can be purchased as an add-on to your programme. To do so, just mention this to our compassionate advisors over the phone or on our online forms. 

Likewise, private patients can opt out of continuing care if they wish. 

Next, we’ll outline which packages are available and how much they cost. 

Packages We Offer

Package 1 – Includes 12 Therapeutic Sessions + 12 Group Sessions (Spread out over 24 weeks)

Package 1: £2,000 

  • 12 individual online therapy sessions with one of our CATCH registered therapists. 
  • In-person sessions are possible in the following locations, and for an additional £30 p/session:
    • London 
    • Nottingham 
    • Guildford  
    • Edinburgh 
  • Patients are automatically enrolled into Recovery Club and will receive all benefits.
  • 12 sessions must be completed over 24 weeks, patients are free to take these as 24 therapy sessions or combine them to make 12 recovery coaching sessions
  • Fully flexible  
  • 12 online group therapy sessions  

Package 2 – Combined Therapy & Recovery Coaching Sessions (12 group sessions + 24 individual sessions)

Package 2: £3,000

  • Package 2 offers the same benefits as Package 1 but also includes 12 recovery coach sessions. 
  • These can be in-person sessions depending on location – at the moment we only service people in London.  
  • You can choose whether you want 24 therapy sessions, or combine them to make 12 recovery coaching sessions
  • They manage their schedule with their recovery coach. 
  • Can upgrade from package 1 to package 2 

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How Effective is Online CBT?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a well-researched and highly effective form of treatment for addiction. It centres on helping people understand the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and equipping them with skills to modify harmful patterns.

Effectiveness of CBT in Online Addiction Treatment:

Accessibility and Convenience: Online CBT allows individuals to access therapy sessions from the comfort of their own homes, making it a convenient option for many. It is especially beneficial for those who may not have easy access to in-person therapy.

Privacy: Online sessions offer a level of privacy and anonymity that can encourage more open communication, enabling people to delve deeply into underlying issues contributing to their addiction.

Studies and Findings:

Tailoring Your Aftercare with Add-on Therapy Sessions

We offer the flexibility to enhance your continuing care programme with additional therapy sessions, available at an extra cost. These sessions are specially designed for those who seek intensified support, aiming to address specific challenges and bolster their recovery journey.

Who Can Benefit?

1. Complex Emotional Challenges:

Patients coping with intricate emotional and psychological issues can greatly benefit from these sessions. The additional therapy aids in unravelling complex emotional layers, offering a deeper level of understanding and healing.

2. Dual Diagnosis Patients:

For those dealing with co-occurring mental health issues alongside addiction, extra sessions provide specialised attention and care, ensuring both conditions are addressed comprehensively.

3. High Relapse Risk:

Patients identified as having a higher risk of physical relapse or mental relapse are often recommended additional therapy. These sessions focus on strengthening coping mechanisms and resilience.

4. Transition Assistance:

As patients reintegrate into their daily lives, extra therapy can be instrumental in navigating the challenges of adapting to new routines and environments, supporting a seamless transition.

5. Family Involvement:

Additional sessions can also involve family members to nurture healing and understanding within the family dynamics, promoting a supportive environment for the recovering individual.

Additional Services Offered by CATCH Recovery

At CATCH Recovery, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of services that promote a holistic approach to addiction recovery. We understand that the path to sobriety extends beyond traditional therapy and counselling.

As such, we offer a range of additional services to ensure that each patient’s needs are addressed, enhancing their journey to a complete, well-rounded recovery. Some of our special services include:

Sober Transport

Our sober transportation service ensures that clients can travel safely and comfortably, free from the triggers and stresses that can potentially lead to relapse. Professionally trained staff accompany our clients, providing support and encouragement, ensuring their journey is not just physically safe but also emotionally secure.

Sober Retreats

At CATCH Recovery, we offer specially curated sober retreats that provide an opportunity for people to rejuvenate and strengthen their recovery in a serene and supportive environment. These retreats combine the tranquillity of beautiful locales with structured activities and therapy sessions, aiding individuals in reinforcing their coping strategies, exploring self-discovery, and connecting with peers on similar journeys.

Lab Testing

Transparency and progress tracking are integral to the recovery journey. We provide lab testing services to monitor the health and well-being of our clients objectively. These tests are crucial in personalising treatment plans, adjusting interventions, and ensuring that the physical aspect of recovery is measured and accounted for. It adds an extra layer of reassurance for both the patient and their loved ones, affirming the progress made and areas that need additional attention.

The Recovery Club: Your Recovery Network

Recovery Club is the name of Castle Craig’s alumni group. It’s our way to keep you connected in recovery. As part of our recovery club, you will receive a quarterly email newsletter and other relevant recovery-orientated updates on events, workshops, reunions, and recovery-related materials.

You will also have access to Friday Morning Recovery Club, an online support group hosted by Castle Craig every Friday morning via Zoom. You are free to attend this meeting for the 12 months following your treatment with us, regardless of your funding method. 

FAQs

Is the Continuing Care Package Covered by Insurance?

Continuing care is available to all patients who finish rehab at Castle Craig and is therefore considered part of the treatment plan. We recommend patients contact their insurance providers directly for detailed information on the extent of coverage for continuing care services. Our admissions team is also available to assist with insurance queries and can provide necessary documentation to facilitate claims.

Is Continuing Care Mandatory?

Continuing care is not mandatory but highly recommended. We at Castle Craig believe in the importance of ongoing support to strengthen the foundation of recovery, reduce the risk of relapse, and address any emerging challenges post-treatment. While participation is voluntary, many patients find continuing care instrumental in navigating the initial phase of their recovery journey outside the rehab environment.

Can I Choose My Therapist?

We aim to ensure that every patient’s therapeutic needs are met with the highest standard of care. While we assign therapists based on their expertise and the specific needs of the patient, we also consider patients’ preferences. If you have a preference for a particular therapist, please let us know, and we will do our best to accommodate your request, subject to availability and suitability.

References:

  1. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2021-23706-019
  2. https://focus.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/appi.focus.20180019

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