The goal of aftercare and continuing care is to support a person’s abstinence from previous alcohol or drug use or abuse through relapse prevention services after primary care. Aftercare is the stage following more intensive services and is meant to help achieve and maintain recovery.
Related aftercare and relapse prevention services for individuals who are part of a treatment continuum include but are not limited to:
- Periodic outpatient aftercare
- Relapse/recovery groups
- Recovery support group
- Oxford House
- Access to Recovery wrap around.