Sprout Health Florida Offers More Resources
We are so proud of our recovering patients for successfully completing a rehabilitation treatment program. We know how much hard work, dedication and willpower it took to get to where they are now. We also know how easy it can be to fall back into the same habits when recovering patients do not seek an aftercare program once they leave the Sprout Health Florida facility.
What We Recommend
Follow-up is one of the most important steps in your treatment program. In order to sustain a lasting recovery, it is necessary to continue receiving professional help. Sprout Health Florida is committed to your recovery; therefore, we provide continuing care.
Continuing Care For Support
Our continuing care, which includes support meetings, individual counseling and the rebuilding of damaged relationships, begins once your treatment is over. It is important for patients to make a list of goals. They must also list how they plan on achieving those goals. The list of goals is great, but if there is no plan to achieve them, it is completely useless.The next step is to immerse themselves in positive daily activities. The goal is to become distracted with positive things, people and environments in order to drown out negative thoughts, actions and behaviors.
We also recommend patients to track their progress or if they have felt any changes. It is important to notice when things are not right in order to figure out exactly what it is that is causing the new feelings. Which brings us to our last step in the plan; identifying triggers. By tracking their progress or changes in mental state, patients should be able to identify the triggers that make them feel negatively.
After patients have planned their recovery process, it is time to enter the real world and use the tools they learned during their stay at a rehabilitation facility.
Risk of Relapse
While all of our programs are designed to help patients further understand their mental and physical issues and teach the skills necessary to cope with negative environments; most times, patients who do not immerse themselves in positive support groups have a hard time avoiding the possibility of relapse.
Most people do not know the difference between lapse and relapse. A lapse is characterized by using a substance or drinking alcohol just once. Most times, when patients lapse, they feel guilty and instead of correcting their behavior they continue using, which then becomes relapse. Relapse occurs when there are multiple uses of the substance or alcohol. Relapse is inevitable if a recovering addict has not fully developed the coping skills or tools needed to combat their addiction; therefore, Sprout Health Florida highly recommends recovering patients to immerse themselves in positive environments and support groups.
Support Groups After Treatment
Once you return to your daily life, you will no longer be surrounded by people who understand and support you. The transition from a treatment facility to real life can be quite overwhelming; patients will need someone to turn to for guidance or support.
Do not be discouraged, there are ways to surround yourself with positive people who understand exactly what you are going through. Because of support groups, patients are able to remain in contact with people who have the knowledge and experience of life in and outside of treatment. The programs are designed to bring together those who are in recovery and serious about maintaining their sobriety. Each program has millions of members who are living healthy and sober lives and want to help other recovering patients.
They require each patient to understand that they are powerless to their addiction and that it takes a lot of willpower, work and support to remain committed to their sobriety. In order to maintain sobriety and achieve a long-lasting recovery, it is beyond important to have people around who love, support and understand.
The best programs that recovering patients should take part in after their rehabilitation treatments are support groups, such as:
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Overeaters Anonymous
- Pills Anonymous
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Sex Addicts Anonymous
- Cocaine Anonymous
- Crystal Meth Anonymous
They are not only useful for peer support but they are also a great program to teach each member how to become a mentor for others who are going through similar experiences. The support group is designed to help members gain self-esteem and confidence.
In order to maintain sobriety and achieve a long-lasting recovery, it is beyond important to have people around who love, support and understand.
Sprout Health Florida believes that these programs help patients develop the skills necessary to be a good leader, sponsor, facilitator and all-around better person.