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
  • Sponsorship
  • Continuing to work the Twelve Steps
  • Ongoing events and communication with Discovery Place
Alumni participating in aftercare services for substance abuse

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.


Testimonials

  • Discovery Place was the answer for my son. He did the 90 day and then the step down program and sober living. We give this organization 10 stars. They met my son where he was …emotionally, mentally, physically. They helped him put his life back on track. Discovery Place employees care about their guests. If your son, brother, nephew, grandson or husband needs excellent supportive care THIS is indeed the facility.

    Kim Morton
    Alumni Parent
  • I have remained sober and it is because of DP. DP is the best place there is, hands down. I keep everyone there in my prayers, and I encourage everyone there to take what they are practicing and do it in their lives, after.

    Roy Mantelli
    Alumni
  • Over the past year, I’ve been putting into actin what Discovery Place taught me, and I have experienced a complete perspective change of the world, and the people in it. I get to be a man of service and love today, and for that I am grateful to Discovery Place.

    Matt Kassay
    Alumni
  • Discovery Place means the world to me. They showed me the tools that I’ve tried to use everyday in my life to think less often of myself, and more frequently of others. I am learning to lend a hand when I am able and to have a honest and humble relationship with God and the people around me. Not only am I clean and sober, but also I am happy and fulfilled.

    Tommy Parker
    Alumni
  • Discovery Place and the men who work there made recovery attractive, and more importantly, fun. There is strength in the struggle. I am forever grateful for my time at Discovery Place.

    Creed McClellan
    Alumni
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
    Alumni
  • I can never say enough good things about Discovery Place and the people who work there. Before checking in to DP, I was out of options and out of answers. Fortunately, Discovery Place has a solution. Taking suggestions from the staff at DP saved my life, and as a result, I’m now more content and hopeful about life. I’m grateful for Discovery Place showing me how to live a healthy life so that I can become a better man and help the next guy.”

    Tyler Buckingham
    Alumni

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