A SLOWER BRIDGE BACK TO THE WORLD
With care typically lasting anywhere from 2-5 months and tailored to the individual patients, secondary care provides a slower and more gradual return to the world for people recovering from addiction or mental health disorders. Many patients are not ready to return to the life they previously held after primary care is over and secondary care gives them the opportunity to take the time they need so that relapse is no longer as great a concern.
MORE CONTROL AND FREEDOM
The main difference between primary and secondary care is the amount of freedom offered to the patients. While in primary care there is no contact with the outside world, secondary care allows more free time for the patient where they are given a taste of the environment waiting for them but without the addiction they held.
Secondary care gives patients the opportunity to complete the 12 steps in a semi-controlled environment where they will have the therapy and support they need to get through it and will help set a solid foundation for their life when they are ready to leave.