Programs that offer residential treatment to clients with an additional option in relation to continuum of care, with additional outpatient drug and alcohol treatment services, can be beneficial for many people in Burlington. Examples of this are those people who have not been successful at staying relapse free following outpatient treatment or those who have relapsed in residential or other inpatient programs when no further continuum of care was provided. Relapse is not uncommon when someone has struggled with a long-term addiction problem, so residential plus outpatient drug and alcohol rehab centers provide a new approach which will increase the chances for an effective recovery from the beginning of their rehabilitation until they are entirely integrated back into a clean and sober lifestyle on their own with a support system to encourage this.
When a person is in a residential rehabilitation program they are in a very good position to receive the services vital to their recovery, and to be able to remain drug free while they are in treatment. This is not always what happens with outpatient treatment when the person selects this as the primary treatment component, simply because they have access to drugs and alcohol if something is triggered and they are not in a position to receive the support they need. Relapse is even less likely for a person who receives personalized and aggressive rehabilitation in a residential facility, and then continues to be involved in outpatient addiction treatment provided by residential programs who devise a recovery plan that will help them smoothly transition back into the real world. Residential plus outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation programs help clients devise an aftercare plan that might include regular follow-up visits with counselors who can refer them to services that may help them establish their lives in a manner that will support the clean and sober life they want to live, such as services to help them obtain employment, receive medical and mental services, receive education resources, etc.