The follow-up counseling program is adjusted in accordance with the unique needs and requirements of the clients while serving the basic purpose of helping them remain committed to their recovery. It makes the process of readjusting to everyday life much easier. It ensures the swift provision of therapeutic feedback to the clients while they are moving towards practical implementation of the skills that they have learned in the controlled setting of the treatment facility. Problems mostly arise when the clients are required to put the therapeutic tools that they have learned in theory during indoor treatment into practice.
Follow-up counseling makes it possible for such problems to be addressed and effectively dealt with as they continue to arise. Another important element of the recovery process is to enhance the support system of the patients so that consistent motivation can be made available to them. The follow-up counseling structure allows clients to remain connected to their support network of counselors, therapists, and recovering peers who share an active interest in their treatment. Such support keeps the client’s aligned with the goals of their recovery and establishes a sound base from which they can expand their support network.
Clients go through a profound learning experience while in indoor treatment as they learn new skills, focus on adopting a healthier lifestyle, and define new objectives for themselves. Such changes in lifestyle can only be sustained if the client commits to follow-up counseling. This mode of counseling not only helps clients persist with the positive changes that have become part of their lives but also helps them avoid the dangers of jeopardizing their recovery and experiencing a relapse. Therefore, the changes put into motion through treatment can only prove beneficial if they are supplemented by follow-up counseling and continuation of the care that was provided to them during the indoor treatment phase.