Remaining at residential treatment is important because it helps each individual receive the immediate support that they will need as they come off the substances and learn how to remain free from drugs and alcohol long-term.
The early phase of recovery can be a vulnerable time. Even though an individual may have detoxed off substances, they can still be susceptible to relapse because the detoxification phase only addresses the physical aspect of addiction. This is why it is imperative to continue receiving treatment that addresses each aspect of addiction and addresses the underlying causes of the addiction.
During residential treatment, each individual will get to work with a team of professionals that will help them develop tools that they will need to use in order to stay sober long-term. This involves identifying negative patterns of behavior, learning about triggers, and discovering healthier coping skills to practice.