Why is maintaining continuity of care important?

Why is maintaining continuity of care important?

By DFCAdmin in QA | | 22 Sep 2017
 

Congratulations on making the life-changing decision to enter treatment for your addiction! Recovery will take a lot of effort on your part – but you will not have to do it alone. You will receive help from a great many people along the way, all of whom have the same core mission: To help you get and stay well.

When you enter the treatment center, a team of doctors, therapists, and administrators will create a recovery plan that’s tailor-made for you. This treatment plan will take into account any medical and psychiatric conditions you may have, your emotional, cognitive, and social strengths and weaknesses, your employment status, education, home life, family and community supports, and, of course, the nature of your addiction(s). This emphasis on a holistic approach will ensure that your specific needs are met throughout your stay at the treatment center and after you return to your daily life at home.

It is therefore important that you have continuity of care; this means receiving the multiple levels of care you require at a single treatment center. If you are admitted to the detox unit at the treatment center, it is highly recommended you continue on to the facility’s rehab and ancillary care components.

The reason is threefold. First, the team of staff members who care for you are already very familiar with your specific needs, and thus are able to chart your progress throughout your entire stay. Second, as you get accustomed to your new surroundings, you’ll become comfortable and secure in your environment, as well as the routines of the treatment center. Finally, you will form deep bonds with many new people: Your doctors, therapists, group facilitators, other staff members, and fellow patients. You will benefit greatly by maintaining and nurturing these bonds throughout the entire length of your stay.

In this way, the treatment center will become a home to you, and the people you bond with will become like family. You will form a network of sober friends, and some of these friendships may continue for many years afterward. As you complete your care at the treatment center, you will leave with a tremendous amount of support and love, giving you a solid foundation on which to build a lifetime of recovery.

Hope exists in recovery. Design For Change offers a refuge for addicts seeking recovery in a long term residential program with a full continuum of care options. Grounded in the 12 step philosophy, our programs focus on creating change by taking action. Call us today for information on how we are changing lives, one step at a time: (877) 267-3646