What To Expect – Transitioning
Transitioning to life outside of treatment is difficult. Significant changes in an individual’s life take place in early recovery that can be overwhelming. First and foremost, the body is still adjusting to not having drugs and alcohol in its system. Changes are taking place in living arrangements, geographic location, routines, thinking patterns, beliefs and emotions.
Treatment centers generally recommend that clients are transferred to a sober living house upon discharge and have access to continued care with outpatient clinical services. The structure and routine provided by a halfway house coupled with the therapy and healing provided by continued clinical care, makes the major changes that take place in early recovery less overbearing. This makes it easier for women to keep their focus on putting in the hard work that is required to overcome drug and alcohol addiction and recover.