Care plans continue on after the completion of a treatment program.
Here are some tips on how you can help your teen after recovery.
Create a Continuing Care Plan
Work with your teen to create a continuing care plan that involves a counsellor or support group, weekly sessions for the first two month, and bi-monthly sessions for the following four months.
Take your teen to regular check-ups and drug testing. Check-ups will help determine whether the continuing care plan needs any adjustments.
Be supportive by encouraging your teen to hang out with friends and attend social gatherings where substance use won’t be involved.
Attend family therapy sessions to reconnect with your teen after treatment. Therapy can strengthen relationships and help families work through problems.
Above all, let your teen know you are there for them.