Caldwell, ID (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
Bow Creek and Bella Vista's addiction treatment programs can kick off a lifelong commitment to sobriety, and its new aftercare recovery program helps ensure individuals adhere to that commitment. Their new aftercare program does this using several strategies. These include teaching students how to face the substance in the outside world without succumbing, helping students formulate a so-called “battle plan” for their future and following up with the student’s family.
“Although our recovery programs can help people put down the drink or drug, no recovery program has the power to automatically ‘fix’ an addiction,” said Bow Creek representative Linda Dengler. “People may still have to face the same triggers, behavioral tendencies and obstacles they faced before entering treatment, but our aftercare program gives them what they need to face those issues and succeed.”
The first part of Bow Creek and Bella Vista Center’s aftercare program consists of what is often referred to as Cue Exposure Training. This type of therapy prepares students for drug and alcohol advertisements, paraphernalia or other related images or items that may trigger a craving by diminishing the power of the substance even before a student leaves the facility.
The battle plan component of the aftercare program is a plan of action that the counselors help students create with the overall aim of preventing a student from falling back into complacency. An effective plan will have a number of tangible goals along with the steps an individual needs to take to achieve the goals. The family follow-up portion of Bow Creek’s new aftercare program consists of regularly contacting the individual or his or her family to offer support, provide needed assistance and help ensure the individual maintains responsibility.
The first 30 to 90 days after leaving a facility is typically the most treacherous span of recovery during which an individual is most vulnerable to relapse, according to HBO’s The Addition Project. The Addiction Project further notes that aftercare is an essential component of long-term recovery that reinforces healthy decisions and actions instead of allowing a person to fall back into complacency or old habits and tendencies that can lead to relapse. Bow Creek’s new aftercare program instead helps people step forward into their brand new lives of sobriety.
Located in a beautiful country setting in Idaho, Bow Creek and Bella Vista's Recovery Centers provides the soothing and safe environment and assistance so vital for helping people overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Treatment begins with a natural detoxification and continues with counseling, education and lifestyle changes that help ensure an ongoing and successful recovery.