Aftercare is perhaps the most crucial component of treatment. The IOP and OBOT/OTP provide the tools and skills necessary for sobriety. The aftercare program allows the individual to maintain the gains they have made, to continue to utilize tools they have acquired, and to continue the behaviors and choices necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Aftercare, also known as continuing care, occurs after the IOP or OBOT/OTP is completed. Aftercare provides the ongoing support necessary for maintaining a positive attitude with regard to self, family, friends, and co-workers. Problems in any of these relationships will be addressed in individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, educational groups or any combination of these. At the GHR Recovery Center we put no limit on the amount of continuing care or support that an individual can receive.
Research has shown this ongoing commitment to treatment by both the individual and the providers significantly reduces the probability of relapse.