Tertiary care is an extended care facility. In tertiary care, patients live in smaller communities and continue their recovery at the daily reflections and group therapy under supervision of the team. Patients participate in several NA/AA meetings each week. In the tertiary care programme patients will also be used to start “cleaning up” of issues that may have been incurred as a result of their drug/alcohol abuse.
This is also the time to identify and to begin studies or job searches and eventually get ones life completely back on track. Patients will be supervised and assisted in the process by the clinic team.
The purpose of further processing in tertiary care is that patients will build up safe and strong networks in the community and “mature” to move out on their own to a healthy and drug-free existence. Patients must have completed primary treatment before they can take advantage of tertiary care.
Duration of stay varies and is continuously assessed by the professional team and the patient himself, often in consultation with the post of authority, family, employers and others.
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