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Completing a 90-day rehab program is a very important step in the recovery process and your journey to lasting sobriety. However, it doesn’t mean you’re automatically “cured” of your addiction and you can return to your old ways of living without any consequences.

Instead, the completion of a long-term drug and alcohol rehab program is actually the beginning of your sobriety journey. People who view their 90-day rehab program as a beginning and a firm foundation for the sober life they want to lead are much more likely to successfully continue living a sober lifestyle when they leave rehab.

What Comes After 90-Day Rehabilitation Programs?

It’s difficult to view the completion of rehab as the beginning of a new life in recovery when you don’t know what comes next. Addiction treatment should be a unique, personalized process for each person, and the same is true for post-rehab treatment. However, one thing that is true across the board is that short-term, one-time treatment rarely results in lasting sobriety.1

Addiction Treatment Components and Settings

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as a chronic relapsing disease that requires several different components to achieve lasting results.2 This may include behavioral therapy, employment training, group and family therapy, or medications, among many other approaches. Addiction is a complex disease, so many different methods may be used to treat each individual.

Drug and alcohol rehab can also take place in a variety of settings, depending on the person’s needs and preferences. Long-term rehab can take place in a specialized inpatient drug rehab center like Nova Recovery Center, or it can be facilitated as an outpatient program where clients attend meetings at a local facility several times a week.

Options for Ongoing Addiction Treatment After 90-Day Rehab

Regular interventions and monitoring are an important aspect of ongoing sobriety maintenance and long-term follow up can help prevent relapse.3,4 There are several different types of treatment programs that are specifically designed for alumni of 90-day rehabilitation programs. These include:

  • Outpatient drug rehab programs – Clients attend a series of structured group treatment sessions for an extended period of time (usually about eight weeks). These types of programs cover topics like social skills, relapse prevention, problem-solving, family dynamics and more. Nova provides outpatient drug rehab in Austin and Houston, TX for clients who are seeking ongoing treatment after completing 90-day rehab.
  • Sober living/transitional housing programs – Sober living homes are structured, sober group living environments that are designed to help rehab alumni transition out of the safety bubble that rehab provides and return to society as a sober individual. These programs provide safe group living environments where people in recovery can safely learn how to live on their own as a sober individual. Nova’s sister, company Eudaimonia Recovery Homes, operates several sober living homes in Austin, TX, Houston, TX, and Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Aftercare programs – Aftercare functions as a recovery check-in and group therapy for rehab alumni. After completing 90-day rehab, many clients will face challenging situations that they did not experience while in rehab. Aftercare provides a safe place to discuss these challenges with other people in recovery and receive or give advice, support, and encouragement.
  • Personal Monitoring programs – These programs provide sober accountability, life skills, and organized goal-setting for a life in recovery. Clients work with a program coordinator and other recovery support professionals to set and achieve life goals, maintain regular contact, and overcome obstacles and challenges as they arise. Nova’s sister company, Eudaimonia Recovery Homes, provides personal monitoring for clients in Houston and Austin, TX.

Benefits of Continued Treatment After 90-Day Rehab

There are many benefits to continuing addiction treatment long after completing a 90-day rehab program. A few of them include:

  • Long-term abstinence from drugs and alcohol
  • Social support from peers and professionals
  • Relapse prevention
  • Improvements to physical and mental health and overall well-being
  • Lasting, healthy relationships
  • Opportunities to develop/use coping strategies
  • Assistance returning to work
  • Time to continue working on issues related to addiction

Should I Enroll in Drug Rehab in Austin?

Nova’s 90-day rehabilitation program offers long-term drug rehab in Austin for adults who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Our program emphasizes individualized treatment to address the deeply-rooted underlying issues of the person’s addiction. Instead of only treating the addiction itself, we treat the whole person using a variety of evidence-based treatment methods and 12-step work. Long-term rehab at Nova also focuses on relapse prevention to equip clients with the life skills and tools they need to maintain their sobriety long after rehab has ended.

If you are suffering from addiction and have experienced negative life consequences as a result, Nova’s 90-day rehab program can help you achieve lasting sobriety and overall wellness. Additionally, if a loved one is suffering, we are here to provide intervention assistance or answer any questions you have about getting a loved one into treatment.

How to Enroll in 90-Day Rehab at Nova

Enrolling in drug rehab in Austin couldn’t be any easier. Simply call Nova Recovery center today at (512) 605-2955  to speak with a member of our admissions team. We are always available to provide additional information about court-ordered rehab, access to immediate drug rehab, insurance utilization for treatment, and more. Don’t let another day go by without getting the help you need. Call Nova to enroll today.

 

References:

  1. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/frequently-asked-questions/what-drug-addiction-treatment
  2. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/drug-addiction-treatment-in-united-states
  3. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition/principles-effective-treatment
  4. https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/treatment
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