Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs

Welcome to 12 South Recovery, your trusted partner on the journey to recovery from addiction and mental health disorders. Our dual diagnosis treatment center in Lake Forest, CA, is committed to helping you achieve lasting sobriety and mental wellness. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs in your recovery journey.

Why Continuing Care Matters:

Recovery is a lifelong process, and after completing an initial treatment program, it’s crucial to maintain the progress you’ve made. Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs play a pivotal role in ensuring your sustained recovery. Here’s why they matter:

  1. Sustained Support: These programs offer ongoing support, helping you stay accountable to your recovery goals.
  2. Preventing Relapse: They provide essential tools and strategies to prevent relapse, a common challenge in recovery.
  3. Individualized Care: Continuing Care is tailored to your specific needs, addressing your unique challenges and goals.

Continuing Care vs. Aftercare:

Understanding the distinction between Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs is essential for your recovery journey:

  • Continuing Care: Typically follows intensive inpatient or outpatient treatment and focuses on extended support.
  • Aftercare: Begins after you’ve completed primary treatment and assists with the transition back into daily life.

What to Expect in Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs:

When you enroll in these programs at 12 South Recovery, you can anticipate:

  • Regular Check-Ins: Scheduled meetings with your dedicated therapist or counselor.
  • Group Therapy: Participating in group therapy sessions to connect with peers facing similar challenges.
  • Education: Learning valuable coping skills, relapse prevention techniques, and stress management strategies.
  • Community Resources: Access to a network of support groups and community resources.
  • Family Involvement: Encouragement for family involvement in your recovery process.

Your Role in Continuing Care and Aftercare:

Your active participation is vital for the success of Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs. Here’s what you can do:

  • Stay Committed: Dedicate yourself to your recovery journey, even during challenging times.
  • Attend Meetings: Regularly attend scheduled meetings and therapy sessions.
  • Honest Communication: Openly communicate your progress and setbacks with your therapist and peers.
  • Practice Self-Care: Prioritize self-care to maintain your physical and mental well-being.

Call 12 South Recovery Today!

At 12 South Recovery, we’re here to support you every step of the way. Our Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs are designed to empower you on your journey to lasting recovery. Don’t wait; take the next step towards a brighter, addiction-free future. Contact us today to learn more and start your recovery journey.


Continuing Care typically follows primary treatment and provides extended support, while Aftercare begins after primary treatment and aids in the transition back into daily life.

The duration varies depending on individual needs but can range from several weeks to several months.

Yes, family involvement is encouraged to provide additional support and understanding for the individual in recovery.

Yes, our programs are open to individuals who have completed treatment at other facilities and are looking for ongoing support.

Absolutely, our Continuing Care and Aftercare Programs are designed to support individuals dealing with dual diagnosis, providing comprehensive care for both addiction and mental health disorders.

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