Continued Care

Anchor Tides Continued Care

Continuing care is a vital aspect of alcohol treatment, as it provides ongoing support and resources for individuals in recovery. Alcohol use disorder is a chronic disease that requires ongoing management, and continuing care can help individuals maintain their sobriety and prevent relapse.

  • Follow-up appointments : Regular follow-up appointments with a therapist or counselor can help individuals stay on track with their recovery goals. These appointments can provide a space for individuals to discuss any challenges they are facing and receive feedback and support.
  • Support group meetings : Support group meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) provide a sense of community and belonging for individuals in recovery. They offer a space for individuals to share their experiences and receive support and encouragement from others who are going through similar struggles.
  • Therapy : Therapy can be an important ongoing resource for individuals in recovery. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other forms of therapy can help individuals identify and change negative patterns of thinking and behavior that contribute to their alcohol use disorder.
  • Healthy lifestyle choices : Making healthy lifestyle choices like eating a balanced diet, getting regular exercise, and getting enough sleep can help individuals maintain their sobriety and improve their overall health and well-being.
  • Self-care : Engaging in self-care activities like meditation, journaling, or practicing mindfulness can help individuals manage stress and reduce the risk of relapse.
  • Accountability : Continuing care can provide a sense of accountability for individuals in recovery. Regular check-ins with a therapist or counselor, attending support group meetings, and tracking progress towards recovery goals can help individuals stay motivated and on track.
  • Sober living : Sober living homes provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals in recovery. These homes offer structured living arrangements and support services like counseling and group therapy.
  • Peer support : Peer support can be a valuable resource for individuals in recovery. Supportive friendships and relationships with others who are also in recovery can provide a sense of community and encouragement.
  • Ongoing education : Ongoing education about alcohol use disorder, including the physical, mental, and social consequences of heavy drinking, can help individuals maintain their sobriety and make healthy choices. Education can also help individuals identify high-risk situations and develop coping skills for managing stress and cravings.