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For people in early recovery, returning home can be one of the most difficult challenges they face. We ease the transition from treatment to everyday life by preparing you for your discharge day far in advance.
Our clinicians begin your aftercare plan as soon as you arrive. Your role is to participate in all aspects of your treatment with commitment and dedication. You’ll take notes in your recovery journal and practice sobriety strategies in group sessions. Your counselors remind you every day that what you’re doing is preparing to meet life on life’s terms with your own set of practical tools. We help you find out what works – and we help you practice. If you step-down through our levels of care, you’ll have many opportunities to refine your long-term strategies with your therapists and counselors.
One critical ingredient in achieving sustainable sobriety is participation in 12-step social support groups such as AA, NA, SMART Recovery, and Refuge Recovery. You get a feel for these groups during treatment, with regular on-site meetings or chaperoned excursions to nearby meetings. When you leave Pinnacle, we strongly encourage you to keep going to meetings as part of your long-term recovery plan.
Support from others who face the same challenges can be invaluable. The members of the various community support groups may differ on the details of how to achieve sustainable sobriety, but they all have one thing in common: no matter who you are or what substance you struggle with, they want you to be successful.
Take it from us: sometimes just sitting in a room of people with similar experiences can make all the difference in the world. If you don’t want to talk, that’s okay: all these support groups are a safe space for you to work your program in a way that’s right for you.