A life free from addiction begins when you Get Clean. But at TCI, we know that detoxing is just the first step on your road to recovery. To Stay Clean, you need time to fully recover from addiction’s effects, both mentally and physically. Healing from addiction is a lifelong journey that you travel one day at a time — with support during recovery from family, friends, physicians and others who care about you.
Our founder, Dr. Coleman, knows first-hand the struggles of maintaining long-term sobriety. His experiences and understanding — and success at building a fulfilling life after addiction — are why we emphasize our patients’ need for a regular aftercare program. We want to give you the best possible shot at long-term recovery, so we’ve designed a comprehensive system to help you stay on track.
What to Expect:
After you detox with TCI, you will receive an individualized treatment plan that includes contact information for the right professionals and/or facilities near you. By partnering with recovery professionals across the nation, we’ll bring you the highest quality aftercare available. And like all TCI alumni, you’ll receive aftercare coordination services for life. We want you to Stay Clean and enjoy lasting freedom from addiction, so we’ll continue to work with you long after detox to help support your long-term recovery.
Our Aftercare program consists of several different parts, but it all begins with Naltrexone therapy. Naltrexone is a non-addictive, non-narcotic medicine that prevents cravings and possible relapse, so patients can focus on the hard work of recovery. Not having to deal with intense cravings during your initial recovery is a huge benefit for our patients, especially for those who have experienced relapse in the past. Because your brain can take a year or more to heal after detoxing, we recommend our patients participate in Naltrexone therapy for at least 12 months.
Treatment Plan Assessment and Development
We know that Aftercare support is important for every patient, so each person receives a personalized treatment plan. Before you begin your detox treatment, our professional staff will work with you to:
- Determine your specific recovery needs and preferences
- Answer any questions you have about available resources
- Help you to access the ongoing support you need
Our recommendations may include one or more of the following treatment levels:
Inpatient/Residential Treatment: This treatment approach offers the most intensive level of care. In these 28 – 31-day treatment programs, patients will traditionally receive a variety of therapeutic supports, including:
- Experiential learning
- Individual and group talk therapy
- 12-step programs
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): This group-based treatment offers substance-abuse-focused therapy that typically occurs three times per week for three hours each evening. An IOP can provide individuals with high levels of education and treatment, while still leaving time for them to continue with their daily lives. Group sessions typically occur in the evening (e.g., 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.), though some organizations offer morning sessions to accommodate patients who work at night.
Individual Therapy: This treatment can be a positive supplement to other levels of care, as well as a transitional step after more intensive care. Individual therapy sessions are typically for one hour and occur once a week. Establishing a relationship with an individual counselor can give you beneficial time to:
- Talk with a professional
- Process your experiences
- Establish goals
- Work toward your objectives
12-Step Programs or Other Support Groups: We find that 12-Step programs and other support groups can be extremely beneficial to many people in recovery. These meetings are free and can provide individuals with a sober, supportive community of individuals who are also overcoming addiction. If community meetings are appropriate for you, we recommend that our patients go to 2 – 3 meetings per week. Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery are all valuable and effective recovery programs.
Ongoing Naltrexone Therapy: We recommend that all of our patients continue to receive Naltrexone therapy for a year after detoxification. Naltrexone Therapy can be given as either an implant or a monthly injection. The Naltrexone implant is a small tablet about the size of a multivitamin pill. It slowly dissolves and provides Naltrexone for 2 months. Patient can receive Naltrexone injections, lasting one month. Vivitrol® is an FDA-approved, branded formulation.
Medical Visits: Ongoing regular medical visits with a physician who has substance-abuse expertise are an important part of long-term recovery.
Our staff will help you navigate these levels of care and determine which treatment best fits your life and your needs. By combining our highly successful detox approach with ongoing care and support, you’ll receive the tools and support you need to continue on a path to long-term recovery. With our caring network on your side, you can get back to living your life — free from addiction.