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The Importance of Aftercare


Aftercare can make the difference between a successful recovery and relapse below are some benefits of aftercare

  • It provides structure.
  • Aftercare connects you with support services.
  • It reinforces what you learned during your treatment.
  • Meetings and groups can connect you with like-minded individuals.
  • Aftercare services can help you manage your responsibilities, so you do not get overwhelmed
Michael Leach
Author: Michael Leach

Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) with close to a decade of experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2010 with a degree in Employment Management and Labor Relations. Michael started his career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), where he worked at a drug and alcohol rehab in Louisiana. As a Withdrawal Specialist, he worked one-on-one with individuals coming off drugs and alcohol. He helped them get through drug withdrawal, which is one of the most challenging parts of the drug rehab process. Michael had his own struggles with substance use, so he was able to connect with his clients. His shared experience allowed him to communicate effectively and encourage the individuals he worked with. After two years of working directly with patients, Michael took on an administrative role and became the Director of Rehabilitation of the New Life Retreat Treatment Center in Louisiana. During his time there, he learned under the Board-Certified Addictionologist, Dr. Rohit Adi. Michael was responsible for overseeing treatment plans, ensuring the facility was properly staffed, and communicating with the client's family. He learned what goes into running an effective drug and alcohol...

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