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Aftercare Program

Royal Life Centers provides comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs at various levels of care. After completing our inpatient programs, we highly recommend our 12-week aftercare treatment for continued support. Research shows that continuing care after inpatient treatment significantly improves a person’s chances of maintaining sobriety.

Throughout each level of care, we offer addiction education, therapy, and relapse prevention planning to promote self-awareness, insight, and the development of essential coping skills. As a part of our aftercare services, we incorporate engaging and motivating activities to further enhance your recovery journey.


What Happens After Detox and Residential Inpatient?

After completing our detox and residential inpatient treatment, guests can seamlessly transition into our 12-week aftercare program. This program acts as a bridge, guiding individuals through different levels of care and helping them move toward independence. Starting from this program, guests are allowed to have their cell phones and may utilize them throughout the remainder of their time in treatment.

Our aftercare program is offered at our outpatient facility, Royal Life Centers at Cascade Heights, which is conveniently located less than fifteen minutes away in Mead, Washington. Upon entering treatment at Cascade Heights, guests begin their time in our 12-week step-down program that combines partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care. For those seeking a supportive living environment, we also provide sober living residences where individuals can continue their recovery alongside others in early sobriety.

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What to Expect in Aftercare?

Recovery is a lifelong journey which is why our aftercare program focuses on long-term success instead of temporary abstinence. Our goal is to help you build the skills and resources necessary for sustained sobriety and improved quality of life. 

Our aftercare program provides comprehensive care with a personalized approach that meets your individual needs. We offer programs including therapy, education, support groups, relapse prevention training, and more. With compassionate counselors and a supportive environment, we empower individuals to live their best lives free from substance abuse. These services are designed to be an extension of the treatment program or can serve as an entry point into recovery without prior treatment.

With our specialized aftercare programs tailored to address the individual needs of each client, we strive to provide the best possible resources and support available in order for you to move forward with your life. We understand that recovery is an ongoing journey – one that requires long-term commitment – but also know it is achievable with the right tools and guidance. 

Aftercare Services at Royal Life Centers

Royal Life Centers offers a comprehensive approach to addiction treatment which encompasses and full continuum of care. For this reason, our aftercare program provides support and guidance following the completion of detox and residential inpatient treatment.

Our aftercare program consists of two levels of care:

Offered at our outpatient facility, Royal Life Centers at Cascade Heights, aftercare services are provided over the course of 12 weeks. As a step down from inpatient care, these addiction treatment programs are best suited for guests who have been medically cleared and no longer require monitoring 24/7.

During aftercare, our compassionate and experienced team of professionals helps guests develop the skills they need to maintain sustained recovery. By participating in individual counseling, group therapy, 12-step meetings, and sober living after detox and residential treatment, you can get the help you need to recover from addiction.

Our Aftercare Program

Royal Life Centers’ aftercare program provides a smooth transition from treatment in our medical detox and residential inpatient programs as guests reintegrate back into society.

Our 12-week aftercare program consists of 4 weeks in PHP and 8 weeks of intensive outpatient.


Partial Hospitalization

Phase One



4 weeks

Group Therapy:

6 hours per day, Monday - Friday

3 hours per day, Saturday

Intensive Outpatient

Phase Two



8 weeks

Group Therapy:

Week 1 - 4

3 hours per day, Monday - Friday

Week 5 - 8

3 hours per day, 3 days per week

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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Royal Life Centers at Spokane Heights designed the partial hospitalization program to follow guests from their treatment in medical detox and our residential inpatient programs. Our partial hospitalization program is for guests who have been medically cleared and no longer require monitoring 24/7.

PHP itself runs for four weeks and provides a less structured environment than inpatient care. As the entry phase of our 12-week program, PHP offers more flexibility and freedoms to prepare guests for a transition back into society. Likewise, PHP provides support, a sense of accountability, and a step towards self-sufficiency.

Like all of the treatment options available through Royal Life Centers, the PHP program allows guests to take an active role in the creation of a treatment plan that best serves their recovery. Guests will work with their case manager and primary therapist to develop a tailored treatment experience. The 12-week program consists of four weeks in PHP and eight weeks of intensive outpatient. Nightly check-ins with breathalyzer devices, as well as random urinalysis testing, provides consistent accountability for all guests.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Following the completion of PHP, guests transition into our intensive outpatient program (IOP). IOP is the second phase of our aftercare program, lasting for another 8 weeks. During IOP, guests receive continued therapy and support as they re-enter daily life. Our counselors, doctors, and therapists provide individualized treatment plans to help our guests build a solid foundation for lasting sobriety.

Guests at the IOP level of care complete two 4-week phases. In phase 1 of IOP, the transitional phase from PHP, guests attend one three-hour group therapy session, five days a week (Mon-Fri). In phase two of IOP, group therapy is held for three hours a day, three days a week (Mon-Fri).

With an emphasis on creating healthy habits and lifestyle changes, Royal Life Centers’ IOP will assist in achieving long-term recovery. We understand the importance of providing comprehensive care that supports lasting well-being – this is why IOP is such an important part of our program.

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Why Is Aftercare Planning Important?

At Spokane Heights, we have a deep-rooted belief in taking a holistic approach to addiction treatment. Our aftercare program is designed to provide a more comprehensive and enriching treatment experience. Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to offering evidence-based practices and therapies, alongside holistic healing modalities. Our ultimate goal is to cultivate a secure and nurturing environment that fosters mental, physical, and spiritual healing for our patients.

Whether you’re embarking on your search or have completed inpatient treatment, we empathize with the distinct challenges that accompany addiction. That’s why our aftercare and outpatient programs are designed to provide the essential support you need on your path to recovery.

At our center, we are committed to establishing a secure and nurturing environment where individuals can embark on their path to recovery. Our dedicated team will collaborate with you to develop a personalized program that addresses your unique needs. We recognize that everyone’s journey is different, so our services are tailored to meet you exactly where you are.

Our comprehensive treatment options, including PHP, IOP, and OP, are designed to empower you to achieve your goals and conquer any obstacles along your recovery journey. With the guidance of our expert team, you will receive personalized coaching and unwavering support throughout the entire process, facilitating positive and enduring transformations in your life.

Frequently Asked Questions About Aftercare

To help you understand the importance of aftercare, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions. Explore this FAQ to gain insights into aftercare services and their benefits.

Frequently asked questions about aftercare include:

An illustration of dual diagnosis involves an individual grappling with alcohol addiction alongside PTSD. Such individuals often experience shared symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, mood swings, irritability, and an accelerated heartbeat.

Among the frequently diagnosed dual diagnoses are substance abuse or addiction paired with conditions such as PTSD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, or depression.

Symptoms of substance abuse and psychological disorders can often overlap, presenting as difficulties with concentration, mood fluctuations, withdrawal from social activities or hobbies, alterations in sleep patterns, changes in physical appearance, or engaging in risky behavior.

For effective dual diagnosis treatment, integrated care is crucial. This approach focuses on addressing both the issues and their underlying causes, ensuring comprehensive healing. Recovery should encompass evidence-based treatments such as detoxification, behavioral therapies, medication management, peer support, and thoughtful aftercare planning.

Dual disorder treatment, also known as dual diagnosis rehab, focuses on addressing co-occurring conditions in a sequential manner. This approach ensures comprehensive care and effective management of both diseases simultaneously.

Dual diagnosis technically refers to the presence of two or more psychological or behavioral illnesses, whereas co-occurring disease specifically denotes the combination of mental illness and substance abuse. However, these terms are frequently used interchangeably.

If you have any additional questions about our aftercare services at Royal Life Centers or would like to know more about our other treatment services, call us at 888-907-0898

Continuing Care Following Aftercare

After completing PHP and IOP, guests are encouraged to continue their time in treatment at Royal Life Centers. Our outpatient program (OP) offers ongoing support to our guests through therapy, support meeting, and referrals to ensure that each person receives the highest standard of care as they embark on a new life in recovery. We also provide sober living options during our aftercare and outpatient programs at Cascade Heights.

Whether you need help with preventing relapse or just want someone to listen, our outpatient counselors are here to guide you throughout your journey. We take immense pride in offering exceptional support to all our clients as they transition into a life of freedom and newfound possibilities.

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Our Aftercare Services in Washington State

Royal Life Centers’ award-winning addiction treatment programs can be found within our licensed and accredited addiction treatment centers located in Washington State and Arizona. At each of our addiction treatment centers, our accomplished staff provides exceptional care to guests who need treatment for substance abuse and addiction.

As a part of the Royal Life Centers addiction treatment network, Spokane Heights is one of our detox programs in Washington state. We have aftercare and outpatient treatment facilities to provide ongoing care following inpatient treatment. 

Our outpatient rehab centers in Washington include:

At Royal Life Centers, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that helps you continue your journey towards lifelong sobriety. Our team of experts can guide you through the aftercare process and help create a personalized plan and course of treatment for lasting recovery.

For more information about the aftercare programs and services we offer at Royal Life Centers, please reach out to our addiction specialists in our admissions team, available to speak with you 24/7 at (888) 907-0898.

Looking For an Aftercare Program?

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, please reach out to us to find out more about how aftercare can help. We work with most private insurance policies and offer affordable self-pay rates if you do not have insurance. Give us a call and we will figure out the best treatment plan for you or your loved one.
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Detox Program at Royal

The first step in drug and alcohol treatment is a detox program. During this level of care, you will undergo the detoxification process that will remove the toxins from your body while starting your time in therapy.

Residential Treatment at Royal

Our residential inpatient program aims to identify the underlying causes of addiction. Our clinical care includes intensive therapy, addiction education, goal-setting, and the development of healthy coping skills. 

Outpatient Program At Royal

The final level of care during Royal Life Centers’ treatment for addiction is outpatient.  Learn how our outpatient program services can help guests stay sober as they solidify their independence.

Sober Living Options at Royal

During aftercare and outpatient treatment, Royal Life Centers provides two separate sober living options. Learn how sober living can be beneficial during the transition back into society.

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