Treatment facilities which offer residential treatment with an added option in terms of an aftercare, with supplemental outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation services, can be perfect for some recovering addicts in Windham. Examples of this are those people who have not had success at remaining sober without relapse after completing outpatient treatment or who have relapsed in residential or other inpatient programs when no additional continuum of care was pursued. Relapse is not uncommon when someone has struggled with a chronic long-term addiction problem, so residential plus outpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers offer a new approach which will increase the chances for an effective recovery from the beginning of their treatment until they are thoroughly integrated back into a clean and sober lifestyle on their own with a support system to encourage this.
When someone is attending a residential rehabilitation center they are in a very good position to receive the correct treatment vital to their recovery from their addiction, and to be able to remain drug free while they are in rehab. This is not often what happens with outpatient treatment when someone chooses this as a main treatment method, 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 someone who gets personalized and aggressive rehabilitation in a residential program, and then continues to receive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment provided by residential programs who develop a treatment plan that will help them easily transition back into drug free life. Residential plus outpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs help clients develop an aftercare plan that may include frequent follow-up visits with counselors who can refer them to services that may help them establish their lives in a way that will support the sober life they want to lead, such as services to help them obtain employment, receive medical and mental services, receive education resources, etc.