Addiction Aftercare Program


Although residential treatment provides a natural “safe zone” where patients can focus on healing, we know that a whole new kind of recovery work begins when residential treatment ends. At Origins Recovery Center, we take great care to develop an individualized continuing care plan for each patient who steps foot on our campus. From the moment of admission, we begin preparing for discharge. In order to craft a comprehensive plan for lifelong recovery management, we consult not only with the patient, but also their family and professional referents. This ensures that we provide each person with a plan for success that is customized to meet their unique needs.

What is Continuing Care Planning?

Often known as “discharge planning,” continuing care planning is an essential component of treatment that helps the entire family system prepare to navigate the challenges of recovery. An organized and detailed continuing care plan provides stability for the person seeking recovery, and peace of mind for their loved ones. Here, we outline a few key components of a thorough continuing care plan.

When Does Continuing Care Process Start at Origins?

Often known as “discharge planning,” continuing care planning is an essential component of treatment that helps the entire family system prepare to navigate the challenges of recovery. An organized and detailed continuing care plan provides stability for the person seeking recovery, and peace of mind for their loved ones. Here, we outline a few key components of a thorough continuing care plan.

Who Handles Continuing Care Programming at Origins?

Continuing Care Planning at Origins is a collaborative effort. Each patient works alongside their personal Alumni Care Coordinator to develop a plan that is customized to their unique strengths and challenges. These trained addiction professionals coordinate with the patient’s primary therapist, as well as auxiliary points of contact to develop plans that take all aspects of recovery into account. Every day, Origins’ coordinators attend our multidisciplinary team meetings, which helps them to better understand each patient’s background and clinical recommendations.

Who Does Origins Involve in the Planning Process?

While continuing care planning begins with the patient, many other stakeholders will likely be involved in the process. Most patients in our program sign consents that allow providers to connect with the other people “in their corner,” including loved ones or professional referents. These trusted and important contacts are naturally included in the planning process through ongoing communication with our team. Though parents, spouses, or loved ones cannot ultimately dictate a patient’s continuing care plan, they often provide valuable insight into the needs of the family. Together, our patients, their families, professional referents, and Origins’ multidisciplinary treatment team build a continuing care plan that reflects these important relationships.

Key Components of a Continuing Care Plan

The team at Origins Recovery Center takes the individual needs of every patient into account, and we develop continuing care plans that include a range of medical and clinical recommendations.


Ongoing counseling is a core component of most patients’ continuing care plan. Recommendations from our clinical team may include individual or family therapy or varying levels of clinical support, such as Outpatient Services or Intensive Outpatient Programming. These services provide support for the challenges that arise during life after treatment and pave the way for healthy living. As a team, we coordinate with our trusted professional referents to guide our patients to top-tier clinical services that help them address the natural ups and downs of recovery.


Co-occurring, or “dual diagnoses,” disorders are common with addiction, and our treatment team provides sophisticated medical services to each of our patients. After they leave our care, many Origins’ patients will need to adhere to the medical recommendations laid out for them during treatment. We ensure that our patients understand when and how to take any medications prescribed to them. We also connect them with mental health professionals or local doctors, such as psychiatrists, who can monitor their ongoing progress.

Family Support

Addiction impacts the entire family system, and studies have consistently shown that outcomes improve when loved ones work on their own self-care and recovery. Our treatment professionals offer support to the entire family through our Four-Day Family Program. These programs take every family member’s needs into account. This type of support may involve individual, marriage, or family counseling, as well as support groups for family members (such as Al-Anon or Adult Children of Alcoholics). These support systems allow each member of the family system to heal from dysfunctional dynamics that keep addiction alive.

Alumni Care

Recovery support and 12-Step programs allow people to learn practices that improve their lives and engage in an international network of support. These fellowships often provide the motivation and guidance necessary to maintain lifelong recovery. Alongside these recommendations, we offer comprehensive Alumni Care Services, including meetings, workshops, and events, and we include these recommendations in our patient’s continuing care plans. Origins’ own app, “Origins Connect,” provides yet another touch point for patients after they discharge. Alumni Care begins at admission, carries throughout treatment, and lasts a lifetime.

Accountability and Structure

Residential treatment is well-structured and nearly every minute of the day is accounted for. Leaving an intensive environment of this nature without a concept of how to spend one’s time afterward can unintentionally set a person up for failure. Together with their primary therapist, our patients develop a working schedule that includes clinical and medical recommendations, as well as other sober activities (work/school, volunteering, engaging in a 12-Step program, and going to the gym). All of these activities provide much-needed structure and accountability.

Safe Living Accommodations

For many of our patients, returning to a chaotic or unhealthy environment can mean disaster. It is important that patients discharge to a comfortable living environment that supports ongoing recovery. As families approach continuing care plans, our team will work to ensure that safe living accommodations are available immediately following treatment. Sometimes, a care plan may also include a step-down treatment program such as transitional living.

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The Goal of Origins’ Alumni Care Team

Developing a comprehensive continuing care plan may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. While the goal of any treatment stay is ongoing wellness, the most successful outcomes occur when the patient develops healthy interests and relationships that do not end at “graduation” from our care. Ultimately, sobriety requires new thought patterns and the application of recovery principles to everyday life. Through ongoing collaboration with Origins’ team, the entire family is able to discover a plan that supports freedom from addiction — not only for today but for a lifetime.

Relief begins today. Contact an Admissions Specialist at 844-232-3833 to get started.

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