Abbeycare places a huge emphasis on aftercare. We believe that undertaking Abbeycare’s detox and rehab programme is just the first chapter of the journey of recovery and know that many people feel that the real work begins after the initial treatment period.
The highest risk of relapse is during the first 90 days following discharge from a rehab and we strongly encourage all of our clients to participate in some form of aftercare.
Abbeycare hosts a number of aftercare groups for our clients. Every Monday evening, former clients get together at Murdostoun or Newmarket to share their experiences and offer support to each other as they continue in their recovery.
Whilst you are at Abbeycare, we encourage you to attend the Monday meetings to learn first-hand about what may happen when you leave. We also hope it will inspire you to see the well-being and progress of people who have completed the programme before you.
The East of Scotland Group, which meets in Edinburgh every Wednesday evening, was set up by former clients based in Edinburgh and the surrounding area to offer support to each other. It is open to any former clients and to prospective clients who would like to know more about Abbeycare.
We also have an aftercare group in central London for our former clients who are based in and around the City.
On Sundays, Abbeycare also hosts a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous.