The patient must incorporate the principles and practices acquired while in treatment into everyday life beyond the clinic and ensure the availability of and access to ongoing support to sustain their recovery. Preparing the patient to follow through on treatment gains will be carefully addressed in aftercare planning. Maintaining a connection to the clinic, including return visits for refreshing the commitment to recovery, will be offered.
Aftercare planning will, wherever possible, involve the family.
Prior to discharge the patient will be given another thorough health check to measure progress against the baseline established at the outset of treatment.