EXTENDED CARE & 12-STEP
At Victory Bay, we promote extended care because the longer a person stays engaged in treatment, the better their chances are for achieving and maintaining recovery. Our distinctive care program not only continues our patients’ therapeutic work, but also teaches them to adjust to the daily aspects of living a sober life in the real world. We also promote participation in our 12-step recovery groups, which is a vital component of our aftercare program. Transportation to meetings is coordinated.
Addiction thrives in isolation, which is why it’s important to build supportive peer relationships. At our drug & alcohol rehab center in NJ, we match client groups based on similarities to create a solid foundation for recovery. We know older clients have different life experiences than younger clients and many times, individuals are more comfortable being honest with people their own age. As honesty and sharing emotions is critical to recovery, clients are assigned to the most suitable group for their individual needs. However, we make sure all groups address the similarities in every person’s addiction path and stress the importance of creating bonds based on their unique journeys to wellness and recovery.
Recovery is not merely abstinence – it is learning to live and thrive in the greater community as a sober person. Victory Bay encourages clients to live in sober housing during treatment and strongly urges a continued stay in sober housing once their treatment has concluded. Sober housing allows newly recovering people to begin transitioning back into their communities while offering staff support and supervision. In sober housing, residents can continue participating in their clinical treatment, but also attend 12-step meetings and begin to take on responsibilities. They’ll also develop accountability through required chores, house meetings, and periodic drug testing, helping them prepare for a life in recovery.
At our New Jersey rehabilitation center, we know living in active addiction is a 24-7 job and learning to live in recovery can be confusing and unsettling. That’s why we encourage attendance at 12-step programs. These programs can provide a “design for living” for a newly sober person who is facing life’s challenges while maintaining sobriety. Attendance at 12-step programs is encouraged at all levels of care and provides an existing support system during and after clinical treatment ends. In addition, instilling 12-step attendance in our clients lives promotes a sense of routine and structure, which follows our clients into their societal return.