Aftercare / Recovery Care Ontario
Free Lifetime Aftercare
Our dedicated team is not done helping you after your agreed upon time. We will help you until our assistance is no longer needed. At Simcoe addiction and Mental health, we offer lifelong aftercare. This consists of weekly aftercare meetings that allow you the opportunity to connect with your friends on a weekly basis. This provides an excellent way for you to address things that may not be working or just as a means of connecting with others who are striving for recovery. Weekly meetings will be facilitated by one of our passionate addiction’s counsellors. These meetings can become a way of remaining accountable in recovery and a place to voice your frustrations or challenges in the earlier stages of recovery.
We will also provide you with follow up phone calls to check in. During this check in, you will have the complete attention of an addiction counsellor. You can share whatever you may be experiencing during that time or just connect with an old friend that is rooting and cheering for you during this process. During this time, an addiction counsellor can provide you with numerous resources to assist you if needed. If you are struggling and feel that you need to return for additional care, then you can share that with the counsellor.
Our back on track week: This is a free service we offer to all our residents that may need a refresher. If when you leave, you feel the need to “get back on track” then we will offer you a safe place to do so. This free week of stabilization can be used at anytime. Please note that this offer expires after 1 year. During this time, you can reconnect with a therapist and take part in our programming for 7 days. The 7 days will be used to look at the issues that are causing distress in your life. Please contact us for further information and conditions.
Transitioning services are offered as well. This means that once you’ve completed your residential stay, you can continue to work with the therapist that you have been working with. This prevents you from having to retell your whole story to another professional. The work can continue if need be. If you would like to find a therapist closer to your area or maybe you feel additional, more specific care is needed by another professional or organization, we can assist you to get connected with those services.
At Simcoe addiction and mental health, we believe that there are numerous communities that support the well being of people in recovery. Our program is predominantly CBT based. We do support any treatment approach that works for you, and we will do our best to find or establish resources to best serve you post treatment. Please speak with our dedicated team to inquire about what services are available to you.
Some points to remember for when you are in recovery:
- Get vulnerable! Ask for help. Although you may feel ashamed, guilty or upset, reach out and reconnect with assistance. If lapsing occurs, reconnect immediately with your supportive network. Get back on track before relapse occurs. Lapsing (aka. Slips) can be addressed and worked on quite easily. Relapsing is returning to the old behaviours. During this time it is challenging to find the motivation to get back on track and reconnect.
- You are NOT ALONE! You have numerous resources to use. Use them!
- Find people who support and are cheering you on
- Be patient. You will not be fixed after your stay. You will be working on yourself daily after treatment and you will eventually start to experience the benefits of your hard work. You will likely see more physical and psychological recovery. Be patient. It will get better!
- Believe in yourself. Avoid following the narrative in your head that maybe self defeating.
- Remember everyday to practice creating a mindset of gratitude for the things that are going well for you. The more you do this, the more and more your brain starts to change, and outlook begins to improve.
- Refrain from drinking or using drugs.
- When a craving arises, reach out to our team or your support system for additional help.