Case Management and Aftercare Services
There’s a fact about SUD treatment that informs our approach. Every patient at kathy ireland® Recovery Centers learns it quickly: treatment is short, but recovery is long. In other words, the time you spend in an official treatment program is the start of a journey that lasts a lifetime. It’s not the end of a series of events that land you in rehab. It’s the beginning of a process that restores balance and sets you on course to live a life of your choosing, rather than a life dictated by the symptoms of a substance use or co-occurring mental health disorder.
That’s why case management and aftercare are essential elements of treatment at kathy ireland® Recovery Centers. You’re not alone during treatment, and you won’t be alone when you complete your treatment program.
Your case manager will be by your side to advocate on your behalf the entire time. They use information we from your intake and assessment process to guide treatment planning, monitor treatment progress, and plan appropriate support services. Your case manager will learn about your:
- Treatment preferences
- Short-term and long-term recovery goals
- Cultural or religious requirements
- Motivations for recovery
They use that information to tailor your treatment program while you’re with us, but more importantly, they’ll use that information for what comes next: your ongoing sobriety and aftercare plan.
The quality of your aftercare plan plays a significant role in determining your risk of relapse. A case manager will provide referrals to the private and community-based resources you need for successful, long-term recovery. The more resources and support you have upon discharge, the easier it will be to stay on track with your continued recovery.
Case managers collaborate with you to tailor your aftercare plan to meet your individual needs. If you step-down from residential treatment to a less immersive level of care, your case manager may arrange a referral for:
- Sober living facilities
- Partial hospitalization treatment, called PHP
- Intensive outpatient treatment, called IOP
- Outpatient treatment, called OP
- Telehealth: OP programs may happen virtually or via a safe and secure video platform
If you finish any treatment program at any level of care and are ready to live independently, your case manager may provide referrals for the following:
- Job training and placement services
- Services to address housing instability
- Services to address food instability
- Individual or group psychotherapy
- 12-Step or self-help meetings
- Doctor’s offices or community health centers
We know that when you complete a treatment program and take your first steps toward independence, you may feel like you’re walking a tightrope without a net. The goal of case management and aftercare is to provide a net. The purpose of the net is not so much to catch you if you fall – although it will do that – but to give you the confidence you need to put one foot in front of the other, one day at a time. We want you to you feel safe and secure with every step you take. As time passes, your confidence grows, and you realize you’re no longer on a tightrope: you’re on solid ground you created through your hard work, commitment, and belief in a better future.