Extended Care

Recovery is not one size fits all. You deserve care that puts YOU at the center. At The Orchard, residents come first.

One of the Orchard’s core guiding principles is that care should be specific to each individual client. Using a blend of evidence-based and experiential treatment practices, the staff at The Orchard work with each resident to determine the best recovery path for them. For many people, part of shaping a unique care experience means they need more than a 30 day inpatient program. Changing habits, patterns and behaviors is not an instant process and involves a lot of hard work and time. This could look different depending on each individual’s needs, goals, and commitments. This is why The Orchard believes in offering residents a broad continuum of care to suit each person’s needs and situation. We want our residents to achieve long-term sobriety and success in their lives.

While a lot of residents do need a broad continuum of care to fully address the issues that led to their substance use and mental health issues, not many places offer the range of options that The Orchard does. Residents who participate in the Extended Care options offered at the Orchard receive access to many of the same services that Inpatient residents do: weekly individual sessions with clinicians, an on-site board-certified physician specializing in addiction medicine, instructor led fitness and yoga classes, on-site 12 step meetings, career counseling, family sessions, and recreational outings.

We work closely with residents to determine the best treatment plan for them. We do encourage residents to first begin their treatment with us in an inpatient setting, however, for some, outpatient care can be the right choice.

Outpatient programs are still significant investments of time and energy. Those who participate in these programs receive the same high-quality, individualized support and structures as those in the Inpatient program. Outpatient care can be a great option for folks who have financial, social, work or other obligations that would prevent them from being able to complete a residential program.

For others, and in the majority of cases at The Orchard, outpatient care can be a great addition to their treatment plan following completion of a residential program or a way to step-down following inpatient care. The change from complete residential care to immersion back into daily life can be overwhelming and difficult when first sober; going from 24/7 structure to “real life” can be jarring. Choosing to participate in an Extended Care option allows residents to maintain the resources and routines they have been working to develop during inpatient residential care. To help with that transition, we offer a couple of options that allow residents to slowly reintegrate into their lives.

Extended Care Program

The Extended Care Program is designed to provide another step in the continuum of care for residents as they learn to live a life in recovery.

Designed to function as a combination of Sober living and full Programming – each resident receives a weekly individual session with a Life Coach, Primary counselor, Mental Health counselor and 24-hour access to Nursing support and our Medical Director. This program schedule is different than residential, with a different curriculum. Programming is Sunday – Friday with time built in for residents to see their family, work or engage in outside commitments. Our Extended Care Program still offers activities like meditation, on-site 12 step meetings, yoga, career counseling and group outtings.

Our Extended Care program goes beyond a traditional focus on recovery by emphasizing ongoing personal development, providing our residents with a transformational experience like no other.

Find Purpose

The path of recovery takes individuals to a healthy body and mind. The GOLD program continues the journey through developing a life of purpose, to move from recovery to responsibility.

We believe anyone can lead.

Build Community

Isolation may be the most painful consequence of addiction. The GOLD program works with each resident to build healthy relationships at The Orchard and in their communities.

We believe that by working together small groups can change the world.

Create Action

It is not enough to just return to life as it was. The GOLD program provides the skills and resources for each resident to create a better future for themselves and their families.

We believe that everything seems impossible until it is done.

In our Extended Care Program, we provide our residents with the tools and resources they need to be successful when they get back into the “real world” , including individualized sessions with our life coach, Primary Counselor, mental health counselor, 12 step meetings on site, career counseling, Personality testing and coaching and personalized strategies for success.

Many of our staff understand this on a personal level, and work to help our residents identify their plans for the future. In cases where folks are unsure, we equip them with tools for self-exploration. They learn about their likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses, and areas of opportunity, so that they feel ready to leave treatment with a plan for the future. We find that when residents are focused on their passions, strengths, and the things that matter the most to them in life, they are less likely to focus on using drugs or alcohol.

Extended Care Office

The Extended care office is home base for all extended care residents living in the Vidalia (womens) and Luckenbach (mens) house, the office is located directly across from the Vidalia house. 


Our Aftercare program is designed for residents who have completed all levels of care, but still want to maintain a connection with their treatment team. Our program director will work with you to establish a 1 or 2 day a week schedule that allows you to return to The Orchard campus and participate in your favorite class and see your Mental Health or Primary counselor.