Addiction Continuing Care in Ontario
Continuation of care provides continued support for graduating clients. It is provided at no additional cost. Once you begin continuation of care counselling, you will schedule weekly phone calls with the same designated primary counselor that has been with you throughout your treatment. These calls will help you and your counselor, monitor your progress in order to identify and address any challenges you may be facing.
Weekly calls take place throughout the first two months after graduating from a treatment program. Once this stage commences, the counselor will continue to call you throughout the next two years. Now, you don’t need to wait for the counselor to call you, if you need support you can call the counselor anytime. This program ensures that you are supported well beyond structured treatment. It will form an important part of your support network as you continue to work on your recovery. Dedication and hard work is essential in order to achieve a strong foundation in recovery, after completing an addiction treatment program.
Congratulations on making it to this stage. You have already formed a strong foundation for lasting recovery. However, recovery is a lifelong process. You must now make the transition from a treatment program into a regular routine. The roots of relapse usually begin to emerge some time before the actual event. Stress or conflict at work or at home may gradually undermine your recovery. Feelings of isolation, depression, or a triggering incident may also contribute to a later relapse.
One of the major benefits of continuation of care is that it allows you to monitor your progress and to identify and address any recovery challenges you may be experiencing. You can discuss these challenges with your counselor and proactively confront them, rather than allowing them to build to a point where they may cause relapse or other problems. Continuation of care counselling is a crucial element of our ongoing commitment to our clients.
Committing to the program will ensure that you have our support throughout the challenging period of early recovery.
If you have any questions about continuation of care, or if you would like to discuss the program further, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.