wraparound services for young adults out of drug treatment

While you transition into a responsible and productive member of society after getting sober, life can be challenging.

It can be even more challenging when you complete drug treatment and must fend for yourself again. Many people who leave treatment have the hopes of having different outcomes in their lives.

But they return to their same patterns, the same relationships, and eventually can fall back into relapse.

To make big changes, you need to make big changes in your life. For the person with substance use disorder, this means that old patterns of behavior need to change.

When leaving treatment this can cause fear and feel overwhelming. How can you change everything all by yourself?

If you know anything about addiction, you know it’s almost impossible to become sober without help.

What are wraparound services?

Wraparound services are extra programs that you can “wrap” around your life. For example, if a young adult has financial problems, then they can wrap financial assistance around them to help them.

Wraparound services are similar to holistic therapy. Wraparound services look at the entire person and see where they need support.

Why do young adults need wraparound services? 

Transitioning to a sober member of society is freeing. But it can also be overwhelming, especially if you are someone who has been using drugs or drinking for a long time.

We often see that young adults need extra help. Often young adults suffering from a failure to launch do not have the life skills they need to be successful after treatment.

We wrap the necessary support around them to ensure they have a safe and successful transition.

What kind of wraparound services does Burning Tree West offer? 

One thing Burning Tree West does well with our young adult clients is we help them find meaning and purpose in their lives, whether it is through college, work, or taking non-traditional routes.

We also teach our young adult clients critical life skills to help them complete day-to-day tasks like cooking, cleaning, budgeting, etc.

We also provide outpatient services to our clients so they can continue to treat mental health disorders and have continued care.

Most importantly, however, we emerge clients in a recovery community that is centered around the 12 Steps and living sober.

All of these services are designed to wrap around our clients on a case-by-case basis.

Why should you add care after Treatment?

If you or your loved one has passed the threshold into addiction, then it is very tough to stay sober on your own willpower.

Unfortunately, willpower is none existent when it comes to alcohol and drugs. It’s because people with substance use disorder are physically and mentally sick.

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous tells us that addicts and alcoholics are sick physically. Their bodies physically crave alcohol when they put it in their bodies. But no matter what the consequences are in their lives, the alcoholic will tell themselves the next time they drink will be different.

The solution is to have a complete change. The Big Book calls it a spiritual awakening or a psychic change. You must be willing “to maintain a certain simple attitude.”

Carl Jung, who is quoted as saying in the book, states you need huge “emotional rearrangements.”

Because of this, 30, 60, or 90-day treatment is just the beginning of a new way of life. Learning to respond to life with a new attitude is challenging. It takes constant discipline and willingness.

Intertwine a mental disorder or trauma with addiction, and it is even more difficult to stay recovered.

Long-term sober living that has structure and added services will help you stay recovered, and give you the services and support you need to stay sober.