It has been proven that better outcomes are produced by a long term approach, which is to say sustained levels of care for any client entering into treatment throughout the early recovery process. It is in the post-treatment realm where clients are more susceptible to relapse, and GMTC addresses this through a continuing care solutions. In our own system, we have extended care programs that continue on the work done at GMTC for up to 9 months after treatment.
We also refer clients to other solutions designed to keep them supported for months and even years after treatment at GMTC. We utilize partner services that support a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC).
A variety of circumstances dictate this planning, among them family systems, responsibilities and safety, all with the goal of maximizing the odds of success. Utilizing a concept known as Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), we tailor a plan that considers the following elements:
- Referral to an extended care treatment program for a 6-9 month period
- Referral to a vetted sober living provider coupled with outpatient services
- 6 months of monitoring upon discharge from final level of care
- For clients with co-occurring disorders, referral to services provided by those well versed in addiction and recovery
- Ongoing family, relationship and/or other counseling during re-entry to family systems
- Plan addressing continued attendance to 12-step groups, sponsorship and service commitments
- Regular and ongoing communication with the GMTC alumni liaison
- Alumni and family events and activities
- For those who remain in our area, volunteer service commitments to brother programs
New Freedom Academy and The Granite House Extended Care clients
Alumni are the joy of what we do, and we want to stay in touch with our alumni whenever possible. Therefore we have a dedicated staff member who serves as a liaison to all alum of GMTC. We regularly host alumni events at GMTC and our other programs designed to bring us all back together, to compare recovery notes, share experiences, and connect.