Case Management

Navigating life after rehab can be stressful. Individuals will need to locate a safe place to live and enlist the help of therapists or physicians to continue their care. Case management becomes vital in helping individuals get through this challenging period. Once the individual becomes clean and sober, they’ll want to make new friends with the same goal of a commitment to recovery.

Once the individual finishes treatment, they will be assigned to a case manager who works with them one-on-one to help find the resources needed to stay on track with the recovery program. The case manager will be a therapist, social worker, or counselor with specialized training and certifications in this field. The case manager will act as your guide to the process of re-join the community after their stay at a rehabilitation center.

Roll Of Case Management During The Treatment Process

The case manager is an advocate who manages patients with complex issues and draws up customized treatment options after the detox and rehabilitation process. Case management is a form of social work, but the position does not involve social work training. Instead, it consists of working with multiple disciplines to help patients get the necessary services to remain involved with their healthy, sober lifestyle. The case manager has become increasingly popular since the 1980s, especially for individuals overcoming addiction.

Types of Treatment Case Management Include:

Types of Case Management Services:

Case managers are intertwined with multiple therapeutic and medical practices, which include helping ex-convicts, individuals with mental illness, individuals who are currently or formerly homeless, and individuals overcoming addiction.

The case management role will require advocating for all resources to assist, which include help with prescription medications, doctor’s appointments, job retraining, housing, and more. Case managers will work with multiple patients at once through centers like a hospital or charity group. The focus, though, however, will be on one particular practice, like substance abuse.

Case managers will have core competencies which include:

Case Management Models

There are four basic types of case management which include:

What Case Management Can Do

The case manager will be expected to provide six primary types of assistance, especially for individuals in substance abuse rehab settings. These case management types of support will include:

How Case Management Can Help

The case management role will help the individual make a smooth transition from rehab to the world outside of the treatment center. The process can become complicated for individuals suffering from a co-occurring psychiatric illness. Case managers will help individuals in the aftercare phase of rehab in the following ways:

Substance abuse and addiction will alter all aspects of life, from your mental and physical health, finances, career, and legal status. Similarly, case management professionals will have the training, flexibility, and knowledge to help individuals fit all these pieces of life back together after completing a rehabilitation program.

When Is Case Management Needed?

Individuals overcoming substance abuse and working with the case manager are more capable of coordinating several outpatient treatment programs. These services may include detox and outpatient rehab, but they may also add a continuation of care after the inpatient rehab stay.

They’ll assist with finding a place in the sober living home, getting transportation to therapy, receiving prescription medications, and finding support groups are other services case managers can help with.

Although anybody overcoming addiction can benefit from a case management program, studies show that adolescents and young adults usually benefit the most. This will also include older adults and elderly individuals who have relapsed previously, individuals diagnosed with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and individuals who have struggled with polydrug abuse.

Finding A Case Manager

Case management services can be obtained through community health centers, detached facilities, and hospitals. Comprehensive addiction treatment programs will provide access to case managers upon registering for aftercare. Individuals searching for a rehab program are advised to look for treatment centers and include this valuable service.

Here at California Prime Recovery, we recognize and understand the critical role that case management plays in our patient’s successful recovery. Our team will connect you with a qualified case manager who will guide you through the complexities of life in the outside world.

They will help you schedule follow-up appointments and refer you to sober living facilities along with alumni programs. Case managers will also assist you in bridging the gap between addiction and sobriety.

Case management is most beneficial for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. It is still especially crucial for individuals who are also learning to cope with symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders. Contact our admission coordinator’s here or call California Prime Recovery to learn more about how our team uses case management as part of a comprehensive recovery plan.

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Alyssa Mueller


Alyssa Mueller is an Associate Clinical Social Worker. She holds a Master of Social Work with a concentration in Community Mental Health from California State University of Fullerton as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies with an emphasis on intercultural and interpersonal communication from California State University of Long Beach. Compassion, empowerment and unconditional positive regard are the foundations of her clinical practice, Alyssa has a passion for helping others and her priority is to hold space for clients to feel heard, to feel safe and to find fulfillment and self-love on their recovery journey. Alyssa specializes in addiction treatment, self-esteem building, mindfulness practices, grief and loss, trauma informed care, and self-compassion as well as individual and family therapy. She has extensive experience working with high risk populations in various clinical settings such as partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care, outpatient treatment, schools, and community outreach. Alyssa uses a client centered and holistic approach to address the client as a whole person in order to help them to feel empowered and facilitate their confidence and independence.

Charee Marquez

LMFT - Clinical Director

Charee has worked in the recovery field for 10 years.Charee is dedicated to supporting and inspiring clients to live a healthy lifestyle filled with meaning and purpose.Charee has extensive clinical experience within the recovery field in both inpatient and outpatient settings.She specializes in working with individuals and families affected by the disease of addiction however she has also clinical experience in assisting individuals,couples and families in working through a variety of concerns,including: depression,anxiety,relationship & communication issues,substance abuse,grief & loss,trauma, life transitions, and many others.Charee works with each client to specialize their treatment plan with what works best for the client in a compassionate and effective way. She emphasizes the strength of every individual client and fosters an environment of personal growth and internal healing from a mind, body and spiritual approach.Charee received her Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University, Majoring in Psychology and Minoring in Women and Gender Studies, in addition to her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California.

Stephen Carmel

Founder & CEO

I began my journey to recovery back in 2011 when I moved to California from New York.Along wiht my recovery and beginning a new way of life,I began to develop a heart for others struffling with sobriety.My journey to California was filled with many trials and lessons learned, but most of all, personal growht.I truly believe i would not have found success if I didn’t come to California.I started CPR as a way to work with people in recovery on a daily basis and it evolved into something much more beautiful. I have also come to realize that my own personal happiness and recovery depends on being involved in the lives of people in recovery. Helping others recover is a cornerstone of many 12 step programs, as it is here. Giving back to those still suffering, is the only way not to lose what you have gained. It is the paradox that we live by every day.