The likelihood of long-term sobriety increases by 20% for each consecutive month a person engages with their plan after programming.
Aftercare is an individualized plan that is implemented once primary programming is complete. We know how long it can take to get to the point of seeking help for addiction, and we want to give our guests the best chance at maintaining long-term recovery. The plan is designed to help an individual navigate life in early recovery outside of our program. Having a plan can help maintain motivation and momentum as they move forward in recovery.
Recovery can be hard work. It requires daily mindfulness and self-care. An aftercare plan can help individuals stay on track with their recovery plan and short-term goals.
When residential programming is completed, our guests should have a working knowledge of the 12 Steps, have accountability with a sponsor and recovery community, and be working through their ninth step. Our guests thenn have the option to enter our sober living homes. At this point, we address any need for outside services. We assess our guests for any clinical needs and connect them with a therapist or other offsite service.
We encourage our alumni to come back and volunteer at the facility. Many of our peer-leaders consist of alumni who enjoy giving back to our community. This allows our guests to learn about the gift of recovery first-hand from others who have experienced it.
When our alumni come back as peer-leaders, they are learning the act of giving back. Service in recovery offers freedom. Individuals in recovery who help others through the process are more likely to gain long-term recovery. Giving back can also help alumni:
“During my time living at Spero Recovery Sober Living, my entire life changed. I’ve done more than just remain sober. I’ve reconnected with my family, acquired a fantastic job, received two promotions at work, and now I’m renting my own home. Most importantly, I’m spending lots of quality time with my daughter. My sobriety and my daughter will always be my first priorities.
The house that I lived in was beautiful, and offered everything that I needed and more! If you’re looking to stay clean and rebuild your life, I strongly recommend Spero Recovery Sober Living.
I would like to take this opportunity to say Thank You to Spero Recovery Sober Living for everything.
Thank You So Much.”
– Spero Recovery Sober Living Male Resident, 2018
Finding the right program for recovering from addiction can be challenging. For more information on what Spero Recovery does and how we can help, give us a call. Your are not alone. We can accomplish so much together!