The Importance of Aftercare in Drug Abuse Recovery


Substance abuse is a complex obstacle to overcome, and recovery is an ongoing process that does not end after treatment. Many assume that drug abuse recovery only includes detox. In reality, detox is merely a brief treatment period that assists in expelling substances from the body and dealing with withdrawal symptoms. There is an 85 percent chance of relapse for those recovering from an addiction to opiatesm [1] and lack of extended treatment after detox may be a contributing factor. Aftercare is [...]