Importance of Addiction Aftercare

2017-01-11T18:15:52+00:00 June 21st, 2016|

The most integral steps for those recovering from addiction is identifying the problem and enrolling into rehabilitation in order to accomplish sobriety. After completing a rehabilitation program, the road to recovery can be a challenging process, while adjusting to a new daily sober routine.  For women who may need additional guidance, Continuing Care is a solution to help women utilize the recovery skills they have learned in an Inpatient or Outpatient program to help implement those skills in everyday life. This program is applicable for women who have already been in residential, outpatient or relapse prevention programs at Residence XII or other Seattle or national treatment facilities. Explore this blog about addiction aftercare and how it may help you or other women sustain sobriety.

Importance of Aftercare

Once completing a residential program at Residence XII, it can be a challenging and isolating road to recovery. Continuing Care is available for women to make sure that life outside of Residence XII leads to a successful sober life. With an environment of constant support, this program also provides a specially trained counselor who is readily available to help one hone in their recovery skills to apply to everyday life. Moreover, for women who are enrolled in the Intensive Outpatient program who also deal with outside daily tasks such as maintaining a job, attending meetings, home life and beyond, Continuing Care is an environment that allows them to have self-reflection, receive peer support, develop and apply skills, and also identify obstacles that could impact their recovery.


The most wonderful part of Addiction Aftercare/Continuing Care is the bond and relationship that develops among the group of women in the program. By sharing their own personal stories and endeavors, this helps create strong ties and support for the women and leads to undeniable support within and outside the program. Plus, participants are involved in recovery activities (such as dances, retreats and more) to develop trust and have less judgment about their past. Continuing Care is a place to build relationships with women who understand and are experiencing the same obstacles with each other.

Aftercare Program Duration

How long a woman will spend in Continuing Care can rely on many different circumstances. Residence XII takes in account how long she has been enrolled in an Inpatient/Outpatient program, her specific individual goals and needs, insurance coverage, and/or other legal requirements that she may be involved with.

Expectation in Continuing Care Program

For a woman who decides to take part in Continuing Care, we expect her to consistently attend meetings, remain in constant contact with her sponsor and continue to work on her steps. Here at Residence XII, we recommend 90 recovery meetings in 90 days so that a woman is able to locate a local home group near the Seattle and Kirkland area that best fits her and her sponsor’s needs.

A home group is vital for a woman in the recovery process. These are the people involved who will get to know the woman personally and can help identify any changes in her life that need to be acknowledged to stay on the right path.  For more information on the expectations of women enrolled into an aftercare program, please check out


About Residence XII

RESIDENCE XII offers ALCOHOL TREATMENT and DRUG REHAB FOR WOMEN that empower women while leading them on their journey to recovery. At Residence XII, we welcome all women (+18) and aim to provide the highest quality INPATIENT and OUTPATIENT treatment for addiction available. Residence XII also offers a FAMILY PROGRAM aimed at helping family members and loved ones understand how to best help the patient in recovery. CONTACT US for a free DRUG AND ALCOHOL ASSESSMENT or to learn more about how we treat women with drug or alcohol dependency. Residence XII is State Licensed by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and a member of the NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers).