Addiction is a chronic disease, which is why aftercare is an essential part of your total treatment. After treatment, it is of course important that you remain 'in recovery' (clean). For this it is important that you continue with your recovery with the help of our aftercare and the self-help groups.

Aftercare is offered both individually and in groups. The evening groups are supervised by one of our therapists. You may use these groups at any time. We recommend everyone to attend the weekly groups for at least 3 months.

The aftercare group is on Wednesday evenings from 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM at our location in Amsterdam. There are also online meetings on Mondays, also from 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM. Your practitioner can give you the link for this.

Self-help groups

During your treatment we have already introduced you to the self-help groups and the 12 steps. We encourage you to keep participating in these groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA); Narcotics Anonymous (NA); Cocaine Anonymous (CA); Gamblers Anonymous Environment (AGOG), Sex Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), etc.

We also advise you to immediately look for a 'sponsor'. A sponsor is an addict in recovery himself, who is actively in recovery. Someone who can offer support and understands what you are going through. A sponsor can help you take the first steps in the self-help network.