Primary treatment is an excellent start to recovery. However, without a long term continuum of care, most people are unsuccessful at staying clean and sober. It is for this reason that New Freedom Academy has a huge investment in following primary treatment with a sane and sound continuum of care. From the time a person enters our program, our discharge planning team starts to look at their needs after treatment and works in an integrated manner with the treatment team to plan this next critical stage.
Because each person is different, the continuum of care support plan they leave with must be different.
A variety of circumstances dictate this planning, among them family systems, responsibilities and safety, all with the goal of maximizing the odds of success. Utilizing a concept known as Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), we tailor a plan that considers the following elements:
- Referral to an extended care treatment program for a 6-9 month period
- Referral to a vetted sober living provider coupled with outpatient services
- 6 months of monitoring upon discharge from final level of care
- For clients with co-occurring disorders, referral to services provided by those well versed in addiction and recovery
- Ongoing family, relationship and/or other counseling during re-entry to family systems
- Plan addressing continued attendance at 12-step meetings, sponsorship and service commitments
- Regular and ongoing communication with New Freedom Academy alumni liaison
- Alumni and family events and activities
- For those who remain in our area, volunteer service commitments to current New Freedom Academy clients