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Relapse Prevention Therapy in the Treatment of Addictions

Relapse PreventionDuring your addiction treatment, you will be involved in various therapies and activities that will help you learn about relapse prevention. Our rehab program will help you to understand your addiction and everything that may have helped cause it. Once these things are recognized, we will show the steps to change these ways or behaviors. Cognitive behavioral therapy and group therapy are both excellent for teaching new tools and techniques, helping with situations in the real world that may cause a relapse. While you are at our drug and alcohol rehab, there will be a lot of focus on the importance of relapse prevention. You will do certain activities during your therapy treatments that will help you gain knowledge about preventing a relapse. You will also learn to effectively manage and overcome any stressors (or triggers) in environments that cause you to crave alcohol or drugs, falling back into an addiction.

Relapse Prevention has been proven to increase the overall effectiveness, and success, of any drug or alcohol addiction treatment. A Center for Addiction Recovery takes this very seriously, and believes that Relapse Prevention is a main component in our addiction treatment programs; a continuing goal for our clients in recovery is to make relapse prevention included in all of our addiction treatment therapies.

In Relapse Prevention Therapy You Will Learn:

  • Mindfulness
  • How to Identify your Warning Signs
  • Know your Triggers
  • Manage your Sober Time
  • Develop a Solid Foundation for your Recovery

Mindfulness will help you develop new thought patterns that may help you gain a new sense of personal power, renewed alertness, and highly improved ability to avoid a relapse.

Identify Your Warning Signs
A relapse does not just suddenly occur. There are many things that will lead up to it, such as outside influences and stress. There will always be some sort of warning sign or trigger before it happens. Our rehab will teach you how to identify these signs, and then show you what to do when they occur.

Knowing Your Triggers
Triggers are anything that may cause you to use drugs or alcohol. While at our addiction treatment facility, you will learn what triggers are and how to handle them. Counselors and therapists will help you identify what your triggers may be. Once you are able to understand what may trigger you, you will be prepared for these triggers and may prevent a relapse on your own before it starts.

Managing Your Sober Time
While you are receiving treatment at our rehab center, you will learn how to manage your sober time. In doing so, you will be able to keep yourself occupied and prevent any type of boredom. During your addiction treatment, you will partake in various activities like yoga, physical exercising, and much more. You may find out that you really enjoy one of these activities, and continue back home when you finish your addiction treatment. Keeping yourself occupied can be great for preventing a relapse.

Developing a Solid Foundation for Your Recovery
There are multiple challenges you may face once you've finished your addiction treatment at our rehab center. During the first 90 days after rehab, maintaining your sobriety may be difficult. You will be back in your own environment, and may be dealing with many feelings and emotions. A Center for Addiction Recovery recognizes these challenges, and will prepare you before you complete your addiction treatment program. We will help you to create a relapse prevention plan. This will help you recognize everything that may cause you to relapse, and will show you how to avoid them. A relapse prevention plan will give you a solid foundation for long term recovery.