After residential treatment, the transition back into everyday life can be daunting and difficult to manage. This is why ARC has an aftercare programme that provides the psychological and interpersonal support necessary for clients as they assimilate back into society. We thoroughly prepare clients before departure and a personalised aftercare plan is developed by the focal counsellor in conjunction with the medical and therapeutic team. Although we have a minimum requirement of 4 weeks of aftercare, we advise clients to engage in an intensive and on-going follow-up programme to improve their chances of continuing recovery. Extensive research indicates that the best treatment outcomes for continued recovery include a 12 month aftercare programme that clients are proactively engaged in.