Programs which offer residential treatment with an added option in terms of an aftercare, with supplemental outpatient drug and alcohol treatment services, can be perfect for some people in West Haven. Examples of this are those people who have not had success at staying relapse free after completing outpatient treatment or those who have relapsed in residential or other inpatient programs when no additional aftercare was provided. Relapse is not uncommon when a person has struggled with a chronic long-term addiction, so residential plus outpatient addiction rehab centers provide a new approach which will increase the chances for a successful recovery from the beginning of their treatment until they are thoroughly amalgamated back into a drug free lifestyle with a support system to encourage this.
When someone is in a residential rehabilitation program they are in a much better position to receive the services essential to their recovery from their addiction, and to be able to stay relapse free while they are in treatment. This is not often what happens with outpatient treatment when someone chooses this as a primary treatment option, simply because they have access to drugs and alcohol if something is triggered and they are not able to receive support. Relapse is even less likely for a person who receives aggressive and personalized rehabilitation in a residential program, and then continues to receive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment provided by residential programs who construct a recovery plan that will help them easily transition back into the real world. Residential plus outpatient drug and alcohol treatment 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 organize their lives in a manner that will support 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.