One of several Mayo Clinic offerings, continuing care after primary treatment is just as important as your initial step on the journey to sobriety. Mayo Clinic offers several types of programs to meet your needs at every stage.
The Early Recovery Program is a step-down treatment program after completing residential or outpatient treatment. You meet two times a week for six weeks for group therapy, education and individual counseling, as well as follow-up nurse assessments and drug abuse surveys.
In Recovery Maintenance, you meet once weekly for three or more months, as determined by your customized treatment plan. In this program, you continue with group sessions and individual counseling, as well as follow-up nurse assessments and drug abuse surveys.
As mandated by the Health Professionals Services Program in Minnesota, the Health Professionals Group offers continuing care for health care providers (doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dentists) who have alcohol or drug addictions. As determined by the treatment plan and rules of the certifying board, you meet weekly for an indefinite duration. Most people participate for several months.
Mayo Clinic recognizes that family support is a crucial part of your recovery. The Family Recovery Group meets once a week for eight weeks. It's designed for family members of people with alcohol or drug addictions, and provides disease education, coping tools and support.