"I would like my boyfriend to have an after care program in place for when he gets home from treatment because isn't that the best chance he will have at not relapsing?"
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Yes, definitely. After multiple tries of my husband coming straight home and "just going to meetings" with little success, I learned that aftercare is crucial. It made a huge difference for him when he had the support of an IOP program for the first few months in recovery. It also benefitted me to have a point of contact (his therapist) that I could talk to regarding his progress and any concerns I had.
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Having a strong aftercare plan in place is extremely important and usually recommended after residential treatment. While treatment teaches the tools for recovery, aftercare provides guidance in using those tools effectively. Have a conversation with your boyfriend and his therapist about your feelings and ask what their clinical recommendation is. Be prepared to support their suggestions and trust their professional opinion. This takes the pressure off of you and will ensure healthy communication so you can all develop a plan together that is agreed upon before discharge.
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