Malibu Addiction Recovery Resources After Leaving Rehab
Inpatient treatment at Serenity Malibu rehab will set you up for success in your recovery even once you leave. The journey doesn’t end at discharge. Rather, you will continue with treatment on an outpatient level, with regular group sessions and sessions with your therapist.
But these are not the only resources you have available to you after leaving rehab. In Malibu and online, there are addiction recovery resources you can access in order to stay clean.
Try the following resources.
Malibu AA Meetings
At Serenity Malibu, treatment is not confined to the Twelve Step Program. However, the Twelve Step Program does play an important part, which is why NA or AA meetings in Malibu can help you after leaving rehab.
At AA meetings, you will get a chance to continue your journey in a formalised way. You will get chips to celebrate your sobriety milestones or “birthdays.” You will learn about and become a part of the journeys of the other members of the Chapter you attend.
After NA and AA meetings, you can also purchase the Twelve Step literature which you can read and follow between meetings. This will give you structure even when you are not in the company of your support.
While you may not feel comfortable to speak at a meeting immediately, the familiarity after a few meetings will encourage you to share your story and what you are going through in your day-to-day life.
During the pandemic, even people who have been slow to take to technology have learned that it is a great way to connect. This is particularly true for recovering addicts, who sometimes need support that they cannot access in person.
Online forums on reputable addiction recovery websites can give you the answers and encouragement you need when you need it. While you may be unable to get in touch with your sponsor or support system – for example, in the middle of the night – you can find someone online to speak to. They will be able to relate to what you are going through and can at least give you a platform to share your experience.
Therapy is incredibly important for recovering addicts after leaving rehab. As part of outpatient treatment at Serenity Malibu, you will continue seeing the same therapist.
But if you for some reason cannot see your Serenity therapist, teletherapy sessions may be the best alternative. You can use a service like BetterHelp or Talkspace, which pairs you with a therapist based on your needs (and gives you the opportunity to switch a therapist who you do not like) or simply find a therapist who provides online sessions.
Your recovery journey does not end after leaving Serenity Malibu inpatient rehab. Serenity provides excellent aftercare treatment, and there are helpful additional resources in Malibu and online.