According to an advertisement published in Psychology Today, the arc of addiction therapy does not end at discharge. Addiction treatment is not done when their treatment program ends, but instead merely entering a new stage, recovery management.
In Dr. Tonmoy Sharma’s advertorial “Recovery Doesn’t Stop After Treatment Ends; Continuing Care is Key,” these services are required for patients long after discharge. Instead of treating addiction and mental illnesses with episodic care, treatment facilities should treat these disorders like asthma, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and other chronic problems.
“In behavioral health, recovery management is provided to patients after they complete formal treatment,” Dr. Sharma writes. “It may consist of education, motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral strategies that aim to help patients make progress toward their goals in recovery.” He adds, “Within a recovery management framework, professionals must help patients learn how to manage and take responsibility for their conditions.”
Recovery from mental diseases, substance abuse, or co-occurring disorders (such as having both a mental and a substance use problem) is time-consuming and challenging as a means of reducing relapse and assisting patients in achieving long-term recovery.
Dr. Sharma stated that recovery management is a crucial part of the therapy and recovery process because it allows patients to understand their condition better.
“In times of crisis and distress, it teaches people how to cope with triggers and stress and manage their symptoms. In addition to these benefits, patients can obtain continuing care services, often known as aftercare, to lower their risk of relapse and rehospitalization after treatment, according to Dr. Sharma in this advertisement.
With the help of supporting staff and tools, Sovereign Health’s Rehabilitation Management Program empowers patients to manage their recovery. Our dedicated integrative team of clinicians, case managers, and other mental health experts is committed to preventing relapse and providing patients with a continuum of treatment to assist them in achieving, managing, and maintaining long-term recovery.