Mental Health | NEXT STEP Program

The NEXT STEP Program is an exciting new mental health and rehab aftercare program in Los Angeles, CA. It’s designed for people who have completed treatment and want to take that NEXT STEP to better their lives. This specialized program motivates people to visualize and implement an authentic and productive future. NEXT STEP is ideal for individuals to utilize everything they’ve learned and experienced during treatment to live a more fulfilling life.

NEXT STEP is an inspiring and practical plan to help people improve their lives and find meaningful purpose. Consequently, they can improve mental and physical health, strengthen relationships, or even work toward career advancement. This approach is based on the One Decision action plan, developed by CAST Centers CEO and founder, Mike Bayer.

What is Aftercare?

Aftercare effectively helps people transition from more intensive treatment to the challenge of returning to normal life. So, instead of completely leaving a supportive environment following treatment, a rehab aftercare plan provides a step down from higher levels of care. Aftercare supports an individual during their recovery to help them prevent relapse while they are beginning their new life in recovery.

Our NEXT STEP Program in Los Angeles, CA offers a personalized and structured rehab aftercare plan. Clients work one-on-one with a coach who will help them discover and change what isn’t working, recognize what is, and find the motivation to create the life that they have always wanted. CAST Centers Aftercare Program connects participants with a coach who has the full support of the CAST Centers Clinical Staff. As a result, they can collaborate to determine week by week where a client is, where they want to be, and how to get there.

The program consists of weekly individual coaching sessions along with coaching groups. The NEXT STEP curriculum is presented in three (4-week) modules that propel people forward in their personal development. Also, in between individual sessions, goals and assignments are assigned to participants. These tasks help them develop winning strategies that they can continue to utilize throughout their lives.

The individual NEXT STEP sessions are available on-site at CAST Centers or remotely, while group sessions are remote. In addition, there are weekly accountability phone check-ins to help keep participants on track. If someone is having difficulty getting focused, taking action, and achieving goals, then it’s time to take that NEXT STEP.


Why is Aftercare Important?

Recovery from conditions like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, or addiction to drugs or alcohol is a lifelong process. Oftentimes, it’s best to have professional support to help navigate the many challenges in life. At CAST Centers we offer a customized aftercare program for individuals who have completed treatment for mental health or substances at various levels of care. These may include detox, inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), and intensive outpatient (IOP).

 Between the weekly sessions, participants have open access to their coach. This is valuable support in the event of a crisis, loss of motivation, or need for some additional guidance.

Our rehab aftercare program in Los Angeles also involves those who are supportive of the participant in the recovery process. For example, scheduled sessions can include supportive individuals, family members, or other healthcare professionals. Because of this, people have a stronger overall support system with a team collaborating on their best interests. 

Aftercare and Long-Term Sobriety

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines recovery as a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. The ultimate goal of rehab aftercare is to help people use the tools and coping skills they learned during treatment to prevent relapse. The treatment represents only one of the pathways to recovery. In fact, a common reason for relapse is when people assume recovery is over after a few weeks or months of treatment. Recovery is a lifelong journey to progress and maintain sobriety. 

The CAST Centers rehab aftercare program may begin with a three-month or six-month plan. This plan is based on each individual’s situation and specific needs. Consequently, making this commitment gives someone the ability to focus on personal, professional, and family development. We help people maintain all the hard work they have already done to achieve their goals and inspire them to discover and reach new ones. 

Cast Centers is dedicated to focusing on healing the whole person—mind, body, and soul. This does not end when the program is completed. Accordingly, Our Cast Alumni Program offers our alumni continued support and access to resources based on their individual needs. Our alumni will continue to have regular check-ins to discuss and celebrate current progress while identifying challenges they may be facing. Alumni also have the opportunity to participate in weekly meetings. By attending these weekly meetings, alumni continue to benefit from the sense of community they developed during treatment.

Begin Our Rehab Aftercare Program in Los Angeles, California

Mental health and substance use treatment works. Aftercare shifts the focus to continual personal growth that supports long-term sobriety. At Cast Centers, we offer a custom aftercare plan to meet the needs of each client where they are in their recovery. Whether you are seeking rehab aftercare for yourself or a loved one, we are here to help. Contact us today.

CAST Centers is in network with Anthem Blue Cross, MHN Health Net and accepts most PPO insurances like Cigna, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare.

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