Aftercare Programs for Recovery From Drug Addiction and Alcoholism in Nashville, TN
Discovery Place’s Continuing Care & Aftercare Programs for substance abuse provide ongoing support, direction, and encouragement for our alumni in their first year of recovery. Prior to commencement from our 30-day residential recovery program, staff works with guests to formulate a detailed plan of action for sustained sobriety. The regimen serves as an outline for these vital components of recovery from alcohol and drug addiction:
- Twelve-Step recovery meetings
- Continuing to work the Twelve Steps
- Ongoing events and communication with Discovery Place
We assist our guests in creating a personalized Continuing Care plan detailing the recovery-related activities they intend to participate in after leaving Discovery Place. Our aftercare services for substance abuse includes the important items listed above as well as Big Book study meetings, 12 & 12 step study meetings, ample time for prayer and meditation, and so on. The Continuing Care plan also includes specific Twelve-Step meetings located conveniently for each guest, keeping in mind where he’ll be living at the time.
For approximately one month after commencement, Discovery Place alumni receive weekly check-in calls to measure and document their commitment to recovery and to offer encouragement or direction when needed. Weekly phone calls serve to reinforce the recovery spirit in a man’s first thirty days outside of Discovery Place; historically, men in this stage of recovery are especially vulnerable to relapse.
Once our alumni transition into their second month out of the Thirty-Day Recovery Program, Continuing Care Program staff make check-in calls once a month prior to the ninety-day mark, one call in the ninety-day to six-month period, and another phone call at the one-year mark. Again, we make inquiries concerning our former guests’ sobriety, document the results, and offer encouragement if needed.
In addition to providing ongoing support for Discovery Place alumni, our Continuing Care Program allows us to measure the success of our 30-day residential and long-term recovery programs. We are pleased to report over the past three years, 61% of Discovery Place alumni declare they are sober one year after leaving our residential and long term programs.
Research clearly demonstrates men who stay sober for one year dramatically increase their chances of remaining sober for a lifetime. Our aftercare services are committed to ensuring the sobriety of all alumni in their first year of recovery. Sometimes, a phone call from Continuing Care staff can be the difference between relapse and sober perseverance. You can count on Discovery Place to make that call.
Resources: Continuing Care
- Baptist Healing Trust (BHT)
- Addiction Treatment Outcomes: Who and What Can You Believe?
- Thirty-Day Recovery Program (Discovery Place)
- Long-Term Recovery Program (Discovery Place)
- Questions & Answers on Sponsorship (PDF) – AA
- 1944 A.A. Sponsorship Pamphlet – Barefoot’s World
- Alcoholics Anonymous home page
- Alcoholics Anonymous, Wikipedia
- Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Nashville, Middle Tennessee – AA Nashville
- Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous online, 4th edition – AA
- Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions online – AA
- The Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous) – Wikipedia
- Twelve Steps, Wikipedia