Making the transition from the controlled and supportive environment of Orenda to life after treatment is a crucial step. To help each client make a smooth and safe return to home-life, Orenda crafts a personalized aftercare plan that specifies the treatment, services, care providers, and resources in the client’s home community that will provide the recommended regimen of ongoing care needed to sustain good health and support lasting recovery.
Orenda aftercare plans recognize the important role that family members can play in supporting their loved one’s recovery, and the support or care that they may require. We also coordinate planning with the client’s care team of physicians and specialists.
Some people — especially those in early recovery — may benefit from the services of a professional sober companion. Sober companions are specially trained individuals who help people in recovery follow their treatment plans, refrain from substance use, and generally provide positive support. Companions can accompany their clients to events, provide support at home, and provide virtual support services. Sober companions can also stay in contact with the client’s care team to ensure ongoing progress or suggest that a higher level of care is required. Orenda helps clients find an appropriate sober companion service and communicates with the service to help them understand how best to support their client’s needs.
Technology can help some people stay on the path to recovery. Some clients recovering from problematic alcohol use can choose to use Soberlink®, an internet-connected breathalizer tool that can help clients and caregivers reduce the likelihood or severity of relapse. Orenda helps clients procure and learn to use the Soberlink device and service. E-home therapy is another technology-assisted support that allows alumni to receive ongoing psychotherapy from the comfort of home. Orenda alumni receive 8 complimentary E-home telehealth sessions. Clients can choose to continue utilizing telehealth if it is clinically recommended and the client finds the virtual meeting format effective.
Orenda alumni are part of a positive, tight-knit community of supporters. In addition to our revolutionary Days of Ascent events, clients who complete the Orenda program are invited to partake in Orenda-specific alumni programs, including retreats, meetings, and special events such as:
- Individualized “Coining In” group
- Individualized discharge process group
- Transport to recovery support meetings
- Orenda alumni athletes and executives retreat
An Orenda concierge is available to help Orenda alumni coordinate their participation in alumni activities.