Treatment facilities that provide residential treatment to clients with an additional option in terms of a continuum of care, with additional outpatient addiction rehabilitation services, can be ideal for some people in Fabyan. Examples of this are those people who have not had success at staying sober without relapse after completing outpatient treatment or those who have relapsed in residential or other inpatient programs when no additional continuum of care was provided. Relapse is not uncommon when someone has struggled with a long-term addiction, so residential plus outpatient addiction rehab programs provide a new approach which will increase the chances for a successful recovery from the start of their treatment until they are thoroughly integrated back into a drug free lifestyle with a support system to encourage this.
When a person is attending a residential treatment center they are in a much better position to receive the services vital to their recovery from their addiction, and to be able to remain drug free while they are in treatment. This is not always the outcome with outpatient treatment when someone selects this as a main treatment method, simply due to the fact that they have access to drugs and alcohol if something is triggered and they are not able to receive support. Relapse is tremendously less likely for someone who gets aggressive and personalized rehabilitation in a residential facility, and then continues to receive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment provided by residential programs who construct a treatment plan that will help them easily transition back into the real world. Residential plus outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation programs help clients devise an aftercare plan that may incorporate continual follow-up visits with counselors who can refer them to services that may help them organize their lives in a way that will encourage the drug free life they want to lead, such as services to help them obtain employment, receive medical and mental services, receive education resources, etc.