Discharge Planning / Follow-Up

Discharge Planning

Upon completion of the Humberwood program all clients participate in discharge planning. This process involves:

  • Development of a comprehensive recovery plan
  • Referrals to community resources in each client's home community prior to discharge
  • Discharge reports sent to referral agent or professional who will be providing follow up services, with client consent. If the situation warrants, discharge reports can be tailored for employers or professional licensing bodies


The importance of follow up is stressed throughout the program. It is well established that the chance of recovery success is significantly improved if the person has a formal support system in place following discharge from treatment and uses that support. Follow Up community supports may include:

  • Ongoing individual or group counselling
  • Self-help groups
  • Specialized services
  • Transitional housing (where available)
  • Humberwood Centre publishes an annual newsletter which is forwarded to all graduates of the program. This newsletter offers information on recovery issues and provides support and encouragement to assist people in their ongoing recovery efforts.