Aside from the initial contact you make with a treatment facility, be it for anorexia recovery in Sacramento or substance abuse focused, the aftercare portion may be the most important part of the whole process. Just as the value of a postage stamp is only as good as its ability to stick to where it’s going, the same is true when it comes to the value of rehabilitation treatment.
The trials and tribulations of the world don’t go away just because a patient made it through the treatment. The real test is when they’re back out in the real world, with all the temptations, influences and stresses that were there before they got help. That’s why it’s important to make sure they have a plan, well before reentering a life of sobriety. Also, just as the initial process to get help was motivated by an intervention, aftercare is defined as any subsequent interventions that follow the original treatment.