Recovery from emotional problems or chemical dependency is not an easy process. Even after completing a residential treatment program, a woman must find ways to incorporate the changes she has made and the skills she has learned into her daily life while continuing her healing journey.
A woman's progress in achieving her treatment goals depends on several factors:
- her internal motivation to engage in the program
- her capacity for learning positive coping skills
- her life circumstances
- her medical history
- the severity of her symptoms
- the impact of her symptoms on daily functioning
- the ability and willingness of family members or other support resources to be involved in achieving therapy goals
- the length of time in a residential treatment program
The Brookhaven therapy team believes that a comprehensive discharge planning process will help set the stage for sustaining recovery. Prior to leaving our residential treatment program, each woman will work with our staff to make sure she has the best chance of sustaining recovery setting up the needed support services including:
- Making an appointment with the referring or other appropriate psychiatrist who meets her needs for safe medication management.
- Making an appointment with the referring or other appropriate therapist who meets her needs for continued support and healing.
- Making an appointment with the referring or other appropriate physician or medical specialist who meets her needs for maintaining good physical health.
- Planning for expanded social support system as needed.
- Setting appropriate boundaries with work colleagues, family members, and friends.
- Establishing healthy lifestyle routines to continue good mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.
- Identifying other needs for life-realignment in relation to living circumstances, work environment, family responsibilities, etc.