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My First Year of Recovery

Connecting all components of care together and providing a constant stream of support as one moves through different phase of their early recovery.

1 Your Role
I want to learn about treatment options for:

2 Basic Information
The Person is:
years old

graduated high school

3 Condition Information
Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.
A roadmap for success.

At Caron, we believe that one never truly graduates from a recovery program – chronic illnesses like addiction require ongoing support, accountability, and structure. My First Year of Recovery is a post-treatment monitoring program for recent participants and their families. Individuals enrolled in the program are given a personalized post-treatment roadmap designed by their treatment team to help them and their family navigate the challenges of maintaining sobriety in early recovery.

Our goal with My First Year of Recovery is to help families navigate the ups and downs of that first, pivotal year following treatment. There are numerous changes happening in that first year, which is a natural process, but it can be overwhelming. Caron remains a constant figure through the services offered by My First Year of Recovery.

How it works.

Caron professionals help participants and their families reach milestones as they work through My First Year of Recovery by:

  1. Integrating into a life of recovery by addressing life issues in early recovery
  2. Developing a support system for one’s personal and professional life
  3. Identifying a Circle of Support for early recovery, which may include a therapist, family members, peer assistance and/or an employer making for a more meaningful and personable experience for all involved
  4. Stepping into action – creating measurable actions and assignments which allows participants to grow in their recovery through structure and accountability
  5. Carrying the message of hope, healing and recovery to those beyond their treatment experience.

Various services are available according to the individual needs of the participants and family to help achieve the milestones of the program.

  • Random drug and alcohol screenings help build accountability for the participants, which can also be reassuring for the family
  • Development of achievable goals for both the participants and family that are related to recovery, which will help to prevent relapse, as well as provide responsive support should a relapse occur
  • Regular calls to an individual, as well as their Circle of Support, which fosters honest and open communication
  • Recovery for Life Journal work, which offers participants a forum to get what they are thinking and feeling down on paper in the form of self-reflection, and allow My First Year of Recovery Specialists the opportunity to offer increased connection and emotional support
  • Access to a library of audio, video and interactive materials so participants can stay connected to the treatment experience; the library contains materials that participants more than likely heard and saw while in treatment, but now they can process those materials in a different way than when they were in treatment
  • Potential participation in Caron’s Breakthrough Program – a five-day program to help adults overcome obstacles that have blocked their efforts to develop healthier relationships, positive connections and emotional stability.

Part of an ongoing recovery plan

My First Year of Recovery is a valuable tool and service for an individual and family to achieve and sustain a healthy, sober lifestyle. It is; however, not a substitute for continued treatment or a sponsor. My First Year, in conjunction with other continuing care components, creates a team approach to early recovery; involving the family, a patient’s outpatient therapist and work when appropriate. The program serves as a bridge connecting all components of care together and providing a constant stream of support as one moves through different phases of their early recovery.