The Importance of Aftercare
Often, the hardest recovery work begins when residential or partial treatment ends. Of course, no one wants to feel alone or left to fend for themselves after leaving treatment. This is where an aftercare plan comes in. Creating a plan that supports women in recovery after participating in an eating disorder program is not just important, it’s vital. Therefore, Magnolia Creek conducts regular check-ins after discharge to support recovery.
While in treatment at Magnolia Creek, clients will develop an individualized discharge plan with their Magnolia Creek’s treatment team. The details of these eating disorder aftercare plans vary depending on each client’s history, needs, and goals.
Magnolia Creek maintains community and provider resource lists and also offers discharge planning individualized sessions to help prepare clients’ return to home, work and/or school. These resources help connect women with supports in their area to support long-term recovery. Additionally, members of our clinical staff contact discharged clients, at regular intervals, to provide consultations, guidance and check in on their recovery. Our staff also provides former clients with information about upcoming workshops and community resources.
Eating Disorder Treatment at Magnolia Creek
Of course, the development of eating disorder aftercare plans is just one of many treatment elements at Magnolia Creek. First, clients must go through our treatment program to build the skills needed to succeed in recovery. We offer two levels of care: a residential and a partial hospitalization program (PHP). Often, clients will move from the residential program to a PHP as a step down in care. Disorders that we treat in these programs include: