Recovery Care Advocacy
Recovery Care Advocacy is a service provided to all our alumni through their first year of recovery after completing a treatment program at Cumberland Heights
Recovery Care Advocacy
Recovery Care Advocacy is a service provided to all our alumni through their first year of recovery after completing a treatment program at Cumberland Heights.
Studies show that individuals who complete a recovery program are less likely to relapse if they continue with a care plan even after full-time treatment. This may take the shape of regular mental health counseling, support group meetings or local 12-Step programs, depending on which method resonates most with each person. But finding and sticking to these programs is much easier said than done. It first requires research into the resources available in one’s community, then self-accountability and time management to ensure attendance, and, last but not least, establishing whole new patterns of behavior to stay on track. And finally, all of this must be accomplished soon after leaving a treatment program, when an individual is already susceptible to relapse and stress due to the readjustment to everyday life.
Recovery centers like Cumberland Heights strive to make the whole process of finding aftercare, adjusting to a new schedule and creating a new lifestyle easier and more accessible. Not only do we work with clients as they prepare to leave our treatment programs, but our Recovery Care Advocacy program is designed to provide dedicated, one-on-one guidance for our clients’ first year of recovery — statistically their most vulnerable time.
What is Recovery Care Advocacy?
Alcohol and drug addiction is a chronic, progressive and potentially fatal disease — and studies have shown accountability with a continuing care plan, sober fellowship, family involvement and extended support serve as the cornerstone for long-term recovery. At Cumberland Heights, we provide the treatment our clients need to manage their symptoms independently and stay healthy for life, including coordinating care transitions, providing ongoing alumni services and offering family programming during treatment.
We also offer Recovery Care Advocacy, which is a specialized extended support program that includes one-on-one guidance, check-ins and community engagement through the first year of recovery. Recovery Care Advocacy sets our clients up for success in the months and years following their completion of our treatment programs. Recovery Care Advocacy at Cumberland Heights is a service provided to all our alumni after they complete treatment at Cumberland Heights.
Long-term recovery requires vigilance, support and spiritual growth attained through the 12 Steps. I believe Recovery Care Advocacy is the best and most effective tool to anyone who needs additional support beyond the foundation of recovery started in primary treatment.– Randal Lea, Executive Director for Community Based Services
Part of every program at Cumberland Heights includes a full year of Recovery Care Advocacy at no extra cost. Recovery Care Advocacy programming involves:
- A personal recovery advocate who will support the patient through the first year of recovery
- Guidance and encouragement to help engagement in 12-Step involvement and sponsorship
- Connection with sober social activities and recreation
- Contact with family and others in recovery collaboration
- Resources to contact external support such as therapists and psychiatrists
- Connection with Aftercare at Cumberland Heights and alumni activities through Alumni Relations at Cumberland Heights, including weekly attendance of Aftercare meetings
Who is Recovery Care Advocacy For?
We make Recovery Care Advocacy available at no extra cost to all of our alumni because this program is beneficial for everyone. For adolescents, returning to their home and school life after treatment can be confusing and stressful — not to mention for parents or guardians, who might feel that they have a responsibility to ensure their child avoids relapse. The help of a recovery care advocate and our dedicated services help remove some of the burden from family members and allow teens to transition at a pace that works for them. For our young adult and adult clients, Recovery Care Advocacy helps establish healthy patterns of accountability and independence that can be difficult to put into practice on one’s own.
If your loved one is currently receiving care at Cumberland Heights, they are eligible for Recovery Care Advocacy and will be automatically enrolled in the program upon graduation. If you want to learn more about the services provided through our Recovery Care Program, please contact us or ask your loved one’s care team at your next visit.
Other Aftercare and Alumni Services
While Recovery Care Advocacy is only included in the first year after treatment, Cumberland Heights offers many ongoing programs that are available to our alumni at any time. We offer outpatient care, sober living and extended care and have a dedicated alumni relations team who keep in touch with our graduates on a regular basis. Alumni are invited to attend on-campus meetings and events and can join our nonprofit Alumni Association to keep in touch with our community and provide support for current clients.
We know the value of human connection and community, and we see every day the bond that our clients make with each other while they are in treatment. We want to ensure that they continue to feel connected to one another and to Cumberland Heights as alumni; we are their home base for recovery, and our doors are always open.
Cumberland Heights provides high-quality recovery care focused on evidence-based treatments and long-term success. Our programs include a range of levels of care and age- and gender-specific tracks to meet the unique needs of different types of clients. If you want to learn more about what we offer or start the admissions process for yourself or a loved one, please contact us or call us at 800-646-9998.
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