Aftercare and Alumni Program
Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Center
You Deserve a Smooth Landing!
AFTERCARE & ALUMNI SUPPORT
At D’Amore Healthcare, you are more than a diagnosis. You are a whole person, with all the joys, sorrows, triumphs, and disappointments that come along with that. Your experiences form the beautiful tapestry that is you! The journey through mental anguish and back into the light of a fulfilled life is just that, a winding road. This journey we call life. We are all faced with challenges and diagnoses we did not count on. Whether the pain lasts a few weeks or a few decades. The goal of treatment is to create the skills and ability to maintain your recovery when spirals or u-turns make you dizzy.
You are made for this. Overcoming starts with a take-off. The diagnosis is not the boss. You are. You’re the pilot.
Although patients remain in D’Amore’s care for a comparatively brief period, we are committed to helping you plan out the first full year of your recovery so that you never find yourself without a map or a travel plan. Our commitment is to help you develop new support mechanisms that will stay with you for many years to come.
We begin laying the groundwork for the future before you even walk through our doors. The “Smooth Landing” First-Year Plan empowers the patient to use every setback to gain every goal.
THE FIRST YEAR PLAN
The backbone of the First Year Plan is our Patient Handbook, My Gracious Redundancy Awakening, which provides you with opportunities to learn, find support, reflect, and have fun. The better you know yourself, the more powerful your relationships with others. The Handbook provides a place to memorialize your journey and your plans for the future.
Elbert Hubbard says, “The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.” We couldn’t agree more! From the very first time you call your D’Amore Healthcare Admissions Representative, your First Year Plan begins to take shape.
Our Admissions Representatives help prepare you for takeoff by learning about you. From there, we discuss options for what’s next. There is no one who can do what comes next. Only you!
Once admitted to our program, you will work with an individual therapist and our medical team, who will help you to develop treatment plans. You’re engagement in these can change more than you realize in this moment. The care plans are geared at treating the whole person, including the person you were in your past, the person who is with us in the present, and the person you will be in the future. The pilot needs a good co-pilot so count on us for cheering you on.
Discharge planning starts day one. Planning for a successful discharge can never begin too early because results and relief from symptoms matters today and all across your First Year Plan.
AFTERCARE: CONTINUING CARE FOR ALUMNI
Whether you are going to a Sober Living, an Intensive Outpatient Program, a Transitional Support Program, or back home, you will be armed with tools and supports. Again, this preparation began before you admitted. Our Admissions Team makes sure of it!
D’Amore Healthcare remains with you even after you’ve walked out of your quaint room here. The D’Amore Aftercare and Alumni Programs are designed for you to maintain relationships with individuals post-discharge. We are here for you. Patients and their families often feel great relief when they learn that D’Amore remains available as a resource. Avenues for continued involvement include:
- A weekly Mental Health Support meeting that is open to all D’Amore alumni, which ensures that you always have a place to go where you’ll feel welcome and find support.
- The D’Amore Healthcare smartphone app, which creates an invitation-only online community available to you 24-hours a day. Our social media presence on Facebook, Instagram and through the D’Amore Healthcare Blog are inspirational and informative
- The CaredFor addiction treatment alumni social media app, which allows patients to stay connected with D’Amore and other alumni. Here, we can host interactive virtual support meetings with alumni and share treatment work with everyone!
- The relationships you have formed with your fellow patients remain a source of strength for you all the days of your life. Engage these through the good days and on the hard days.
There is no time like the present to make way for your goals! Part of aftercare planning and feeling supported by the Alumni community is by being YOU. Offer the world no substitution for our amazing opportunity to get to know the only YOU! Like-minded social support is proven to lead to impulse control and increasing self-respect.
D’Amore Healthcare is here for you and will remain so. We’ll leave the light on for you!