NATIVE HEALTH Continuing Care Program is a stand-alone aftercare program intended for those who are exiting Intensive Outpatient or residential treatment. Held on Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.–7 p.m. at NATIVE HEALTH.
NATIVE HEALTH Continuing Care Program is a stand-alone aftercare program intended for those whom are exiting Intensive Outpatient or residential treatment. It is designed to maintain and extend the outpatient treatment program by helping clients to continue to develop and strengthen supports for living a substance free life. NATIVE HEALTH additionally offers individual counseling to support efforts to continue drug-free functioning. The program provides services for up to 6 months following discharge from an facility.
Program topics include:
- Pro-Social Activities
- Life Skills
- Coping Skills
- Crisis Intervention
- Stress Management
- Budget Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Strengthening Family Relationships
- Job Seeking Skills and Appropriate Workplace Demeanor
Aftercare, or continuing care, is the stage following discharge, when the client no longer requires services at the intensity required during primary treatment. A client is able to function using a self-directed plan, which includes minimal interaction with a counselor. Counselor interaction takes on a monitoring function. Clients continue to reorient their behavior to the ongoing reality of a pro-social, sober lifestyle. Aftercare can occur in a variety of settings, such as periodic outpatient aftercare, relapse/recovery groups, 12-Step and self-help groups, and halfway houses. Whether individuals completed primary treatment in a residential or outpatient program, they have at least some of the skills to maintain sobriety and begin work on remediating various areas of their lives. Work is intrapersonal and interpersonal as well as environmental. Areas that relate to environmental issues, such as vocational rehabilitation, finding employment, and securing safe housing, fall within the purview of case management.