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What is T.E.A.M? Technology Enhanced Aftercare and Monitoring

Openness is what differentiates TEAM from other programs. With TEAM it’s an online tool that is available anytime. Case managers are all day and night, seven days a week, to mentor clients through the treatment. TEAM makes one-on-one communication available for whoever wants it.

Rehabilitation is the First Step

Finishing treatment is the cornerstone in a recovering addict or alcoholic’s life. Preserving sobriety when everyday life comes around is the next layer. We offer aftercare to assure the client will continue a healthy life after treatment.

Our alumni programs utilize Technology Enhancing Aftercare and Mentoring (TEAM), for the graduates. The great thing about TEAM is that it uses new technology like social media to support clients networks with others also in rehabilitation.

In The Beginning

The first six months after recovery can be tough. An encouraging community is crucial to sustain sobriety.  Research proves, recovering alcoholics and addicts who are involved in post care or continuing care, last being sober longer than others who don’t get involved.  TEAM is an affirmed tool for recovering substance users and alcoholics to keep connections with the sober community.

Continuing Care?

Continuing care offers encouragement and resources to rehabilitation, for substance users finishing treatment.  Aftercare, helps individuals recovering by building connections with sober networks.  Weekly confirmations provide people the chance to communicate struggles, emotions, issues, etc.  Individual therapy might also be available.

TEAM Phases

TEAM is divided into three phases, each with certain modules and exercises to support the client’s care.  Phase one offers life tools and facts to support the recovering person, restoring commitment to sobriety.  Then onto Phase two, where individuals gather skills to live without substances or alcohol.  Lastly Phase three provides the client a blueprint for living successfully.

Phase I: Guided Actions While in Recovery

There’s social encouragement of the 12-step program, handling moods, life tools, and stress governing.  There is also acknowledgment of triggers, relapse prevention, nutrition and sleep regimens, physical fitness programs, mind health, and brain science.

Phase II: Independent Engagement

Next are interpersonal boundaries, family relationships and acknowledgement, relationships with careers, goals, and physical fitness.

Phase III: Maintenance

Then it’s giving back, like sponsorship, sharing, forgiveness, family renewal, brain health, and instigators and relapse avoidance.

T.E.A.M: Technology Enhanced Aftercare and Monitoring

Rehabilitation is a process for drug addicts that lasts even after leaving the treatment facility.  When back in society, people must be able to handle the stress that prompts their pattern of drug use.  The first six months of recovery are the toughest, and without the proper help, there is a threat of relapse, between 50 to 90 percent.

This tension makes it vital to find aftercare programs to support sobriety. Those who participate in these programs have less of a chance to relapse. About 90% that attended aftercare programs for one year, like Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, are able to stay sober for the entire year.  Women usually join these groups and this lowers their relapse rate more than men.

Aftercare

Aftercare programs offer assistance for clients in recovery, after they have finished an intensive residential treatment program.  These treatments are there to reduce the danger of a relapse by helping individuals once they returned to their daily lives. Aftercare can give advice and life skills, like teaching people how to handle stress, finding healthy social settings and groups, and teaching individuals to resist temptations.  Some programs might involve personal counseling.

Finding An Aftercare Program

The things people should look for when finding their aftercare program: The aftercare program should give counseling.  There should be a companion support system, options for continued education on recovery, and an added teaching on how to manage risks, temptations, stress, and anger in the right way. The program should offer assistance and skills to support individuals to stay sober.  It should emphasize lessons individuals learned while in treatment.

What Makes T.E.A.M Different?

T.E.A.M is a program that contains all the main elements for excellent care. This treatment is significant because it can be available at anytime.  Since it’s online and is accessible to anyone all they need is a computer.  Case managers are available 24/7 to assist individuals through the program and to talk with those in need of additional support.

The T.E.A.M Program and Phases

shutterstock_420941386T.E.A.M has many treatments that give life skills that stop them from relapsing.  These programs are offered as a slide presentation, a video, or downloadable audio. Once individuals have experienced the lesson, they can take a quiz.

Case managers could assign exercises that recovering individuals complete and submit. Case managers stay in contact with the individual as they go through duties of the treatment, leading the individual to the program to use. Case managers can explain what happens next and inform individuals on the results of their quizzes. Case managers are accessible in the aftercare program to offer help with concerns individuals might have about cravings, and other dangers of relapse. Case managers are always available through instant messaging on the site.

Cognitive recovery is another part of T.E.A.M.  Cogtest and Neurobic tools are used to allow individuals to retrain the mind and cognitive functions, which rejuvenates the brain to maximum abilities.

T.E.A.M. is divided into three phases, each with particular programs and actives meant to support the perseverance of a client’s care.  The phases include “Guided Actions during Early Recovery,” which offers tools and facts to assist the recovering individual, strengthen resolutions for sobriety.  “Independent Engagement,” here clients learn skills to manage a sober and clean life. Finally, “Maintenance,” which offers the skills needed to maintain a recovery.

Phase I: Guided Actions

There’s the hi-jacked brain, cognitive recovery, handling moods, nutrition & healthy eating.  Then there’s physical, sleep, hygiene, social encouragement, stress management, and time management.

Phase II: Independent Engagement

Here there is co-dependence, family relationships, goals, social boundaries, physical fitness, and relations in the workplace.

Phase III: Maintenance

Lastly the amends and forgiveness, brain health, co-occurring issues, family restoring, giving back and sponsorship, targets and relapse prohibition.


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