The objective of our relapse prevention & continuing care program is to provide the understanding, motivation and skills to help residents succeed on their path toward recovery. Our alcohol & drug treatment program helps them recognize recovery as a process or a journey that requires their ongoing participation. Each aspect of our comprehensive addiction program is designed to prevent relapse and help residents feel secure in their transition home because they have learned to be proactive in their own lives.

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Throughout their treatment, residents learn how to identify the warning signs of relapse and what to do if they feel tempted or triggered.  Personal strategies to prevent repetition of old behaviors are developed and action plans prepared. The continuing care program helps us stay connected to, and supportive of, those who graduate from our alcohol & drug treatment program.

Key Elements of Our Continuing Care Program

  • Ongoing Counseling Support to residents and their family members to help them through the challenging process of transition and to aid them with their continued growth process throughout recovery. This service is available online, by telephone and at the Institute’s campus.
  • Alumni Gatherings & Online Recovery Education Programs to provide a social context in which our previous residents can reconnect with each other and be available to provide inspiration to those who are just beginning their path of recovery.
  • Retreat Programs to offer a social vehicle for residents to learn and grow together with others who have been through our program. These programs are offered throughout the year and continue the journey toward lasting recovery.
  • Trac9, our relapse prevention program, will help you identity potential triggers before they happen.
  • CaredFor is our private, online platform that brings our alumni together to connect, engage, and support one another, while also staying in touch with St. Joseph Institute. Inside the app, alumni can track sobriety time, read articles and resource material, and receive support from recovery experts.

Blog Posts on this Topic

  • The Five P’s of Successful Recovery
    It’s important that we understand recovery from drug and alcohol addiction as a complex and challenging journey, one that takes dedication and time.  For many people who struggle with addiction or who love someone who struggles with addiction, the promise of a month spent in concentrated, residential rehabilitation seems…
  • The Long Road
    The Long Road Recovery requires hard work and tough choices. To truly recover from addiction is a process, one that requires deeper and more lasting changes than simply acknowledging the errors of a life controlled by alcohol or drugs.  The process of real recovery involves more than an apology…
  • Searching for Shortcuts: When Addiction Treatment Fails
    It is part of our culture, our daily practices, perhaps even our DNA: the desire to do things faster, easier, and with minimal sacrifice. Let’s face it. We want shortcuts. While finding a quicker route to the grocery store can help us save time and even gas money, when we try…
  • Beating the Odds on Relapse
    You will have dozens of questions when you start to talk about relapse, and the answers are often confusing or contradictory. Is the success rate for recovery 10 percent? 25 percent? 50 percent? 75 percent? Can an alcoholic or addict establish long-term recovery, or does everyone relapse at some…

Resources about ongoing care can be found on our blog and in our alumni Facebook group.