Treatment facilities that provide residential treatment with an additional option in terms of a continuum of care, with additional outpatient addiction treatment services, can be ideal for some recovering addicts in Moodus. Examples of this are those people who have not been successful at remaining relapse free following outpatient treatment or those who have relapsed in residential or other programs when no additional continuum of care was pursued. Relapse is not uncommon when a person has struggled with a long-term addiction, so residential plus outpatient addiction treatment programs provide a new approach which will set someone up for a successful recovery from the beginning of their rehabilitation until they are completely integrated back into a drug free lifestyle on their own with a support system to encourage this.
When someone is attending a residential rehabilitation facility they are in a much better position to receive the services essential to their recovery, and to be able to stay relapse free while they are in treatment. This is not always what happens with outpatient treatment when someone selects this as the 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 get support. Relapse is even less likely for someone who receives aggressive and personalized treatment in a residential facility, and then continues to receive outpatient substance abuse treatment provided by residential programs who devise a recovery plan that will help them easily transition back into drug free life. Residential plus outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs help clients develop an aftercare plan that might include continual follow-up visits with counselors who can refer them to services that may help them organize their lives in a way that will promote the sober life they want to lead, such as services to help them obtain employment, get medical and mental services, receive education resources, etc.