WHY IS TERTIARY CARE IMPORTANT?
Tertiary care is designed to teach crucial life skills to patients who have completed the previous rehabilitation processes but have had their previous life overtaken by their addiction. In tertiary care the patients are taught how to properly seek employment, how to budget and finance their money and are promoted to finish their education. Tertiary care lasts for a minimum of two to six months and often goes on for as long as needed to successfully bring the patient back into the world.
DOES EVERY PATIENT REQUIRE TERTIARY CARE?
It is not necessary for every patient to take part in the tertiary care process after his or her rehabilitation. It depends on the level and length of time of the addiction or disorder and how much of the patient’s previous life was consumed by it. Some patients have a strong support network and life waiting for them when they complete rehab, but there are many patients who do not have a family or have been addicted for so long that they do not have a place in the world. For these patients it will be beneficial to take part in tertiary care so that they can complete their education and learn much needed employment skills and how to budget and finance properly after they earn employment.