Nationwide Recovery Monitoring and Aftercare Compliance Program

The recovery process from drugs and alcohol abuse does not end after the initial treatment period in residential or outpatient facilities. Full and successful recovery extends into the first months and years of post-treatment life.

Those first months and years pose many challenges to an individual, such as the risk of relapse or falling back into old habits that invite alcohol or drug use. The best way to minimize this risk is with an aftercare program and extended support for the individual as well as his or her family.

With Family First Intervention’s Recovery Monitoring and Aftercare Compliance program, continuing the successes achieved in initial treatment and rehabilitation is made much easier for the addict and the family members.

Addiction Recovery Case Management

Our program starts with addiction recovery case management, and case management generally begins with planning an intervention and subsequent addiction treatment. We manage the plan for recovery from its first stages, helping family members sort through the options for drug and alcohol detox as well as rehabilitation programs.

After the initial treatment phases are complete and your loved one is released from treatment, we work to set up an aftercare program and ongoing treatment. This helps those recovering to have recommendations for outpatient counseling and therapies, as well as ongoing sobriety support.

Our case management program offers help with the following:

  • Planning and Implementing the Intervention Process
  • Providing Options for Initial Detox and Rehabilitation
  • Assisting Families with the Insurance and Admission Processes
  • Ensuring that the Initial Treatment Options Address Underlying Mental Health Issues (If Co-Occurring Disorders Exist)
  • Enrolling in Aftercare Programs and Ongoing Sobriety Support
  • Establishing Sober Living Arrangements and Housing Assistance (If Needed)
  • Establishing Accountability and Program Compliance During All Phases of Treatment

Our addiction recovery case management services are flexible enough to meet the unique needs of every family, and every recovery plan can be the backbone of successful, lasting sobriety.

Addiction Aftercare Program Compliance

An addiction recovery aftercare program is an extension of the care and therapy received during initial treatment and rehabilitation, and it helps individuals to adjust to life after rehab.

Aftercare can help address any lingering symptoms of withdrawal or post-acute withdrawal, as well as keep recovery and sobriety on-track in the face of challenges. Implementing a solid aftercare program is the best defense against relapse and is just important as the treatment phase itself.

Assistance in Choosing an Aftercare Plan

There are many options for aftercare, including outpatient care and counseling, and we help to present these options and their nuances to the families we work with so they choose the aftercare structure that fits the individual best.

Once an aftercare plan has been set, program compliance becomes a main focus, ensuring that the individual is following the recommendations of the program and understands how to implement the recommendations into his or her recovery lifestyle.

Ensuring that your loved one is actively complying with the suggestions of the aftercare program is key to preventing relapse and achieving sobriety.

We work directly with the recovering alcoholic or drug user to address any concerns they might have with the program or suggestions, and to certify their compliance with the program guidelines.

Not only does this establish accountability with the individual in the recovery process, but it offers the family peace of mind knowing that their loved one’s safety is still being carefully considered, even after the rehab phase. Pursuant to the preference of the individual and the family, we suggest that the aftercare phase include drug and alcohol testing.

Drug and Alcohol Testing and Monitoring

Ongoing drug and alcohol testing is suggested in the aftercare portion of every case we manage. Why? Because those that comply with ongoing testing openly admit to having an easier time resisting temptations that could quickly turn into addiction relapse.

Evidence has shown that 79 percent of physicians and professionals enrolled in a drug and alcohol monitoring program continue their sobriety. This rate of drug testing success can also mirror the success rate in aftercare drug and alcohol testing.

Drug & Alcohol Testing FAQs

If you have any questions about drug and alcohol testing by our case managers in the post-rehab phase, we have the answers for you. Click on any of the following frequently asked questions to see a concise answer:

Does drug and alcohol testing in recovery show lack of trust in the individual?

No, drug & alcohol testing is not a sign of lack of trust. Rather, it is the establishment of accountability and a promise that support for the individual and their sobriety is still present.

What type of drug and alcohol testing is involved?

The type of and criteria for the analysis is decided upon by the individual, the family and the case manager. Urinalysis, blood test, breathalyzer, PEth test, fingernail or hair follicle tests are all options that all parties should consider.

How often will drug and alcohol tests be collected?

The frequency of tests will depend on the type of test to be taken, and the frequency will be agreed upon by case manager. It should be noted that an analysis of urine will be easier and less time intensive than blood tests, and this should be considered when deciding on frequency.

How accurate are drug and alcohol tests?

All of the drug testing will be performed by trusted professional testing representatives, and processing will be done in a laboratory environment. The latest scientifically and legally backed testing criteria will be used. Thanks to modern techniques, the chance of false drug positives are rare, and alcohol can be detected in urine for 5 to 7 days following consumption.

What happens if the test is positive for drugs or alcohol?

One of the biggest benefits of drug testing in aftercare is the opportunity for correction that is created in the case of a positive test. In these cases, relapse can be detected almost immediately and will allow the problem to be addressed quickly.

Addressing relapse can be beneficial to the individual, as it invites communication as to what caused the relapse, what issues the individual is facing in sobriety, and how those issues can fixed. Without the testing, a relapse can be missed and this opportunity could be lost.

What if the person refuses ongoing testing?

The goal of recovery is sobriety, and the testing process is a guideline and a recognizable boundary line for sobriety. If this is refused, we will invite an open discussion with all parties as to the reason for the refusal, and then work together to come up with a unique solution that makes sense to everyone and focuses on the ultimate goal of recovery and ongoing sobriety.

Ongoing Treatment and Support

The majority of relapses happen within the first six months after the treatment and rehabilitation portion of recovery, and the risk of fatal relapse is overwhelmingly increased within the first year.

Ongoing treatment and support, aftercare and continued assistance for recovering addicts and their families are crucial within these 12 months. Family First Intervention’s recovery case management offers ongoing treatment and support during the most critical times of recovery, which gives your loved one the best chance of success in the first year of sobriety and beyond.

Family Recovery Support

Family is our priority in every aspect and phase of the recovery process. We ensure that family members and loved ones of the recovering addict remain informed and integrated into the treatment and recovery plan from the beginning.

We are here to answer any and all questions family members may have during the process, and our experience can help to educate the family on what to expect in a successful recovery and what might be a sign of diversion from a the path of success.

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