Drug and alcohol addiction are issues that an individual often times has been struggling with for many years. Addiction can do large amounts of harm to the individual not only physiologically, but mentally as well. This is why it is so important that people struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol receive the treatment necessary to a more successful recovery.
When an individual has successfully gone into and completed an addiction recovery program, their recovery does not stop there. Recovery is a lifelong commitment that requires continuous strength and fortifying. Being that once a person is back into the environment that was in one way or another conducive to their addiction, it is important that they continue to use the skills and techniques learned in treatment to overcome and handle triggers that arise in their day to day life. Having the ability to do this is key to preventing that condition and word that every recovering addict dreads - relapse.
Prevention of relapse is a proposition that should have a large amount of attention directed toward it, and many treatment centers in fact do not focus on it enough. A person can do extremely well within the safe and structured environment of a treatment center, but once they are back in their day to day life, there are going to be a slew of factors that they need to know how to handle without turning back to substance abuse or it can be detrimental to their recovery.
Relapse prevention can encompass a great many different things. Not only does it need to address handling triggers that will generally occur regularly, but it many times is successful to have a full relapse prevention plan. A relapse prevention plan is a series of steps for the individual to follow to assist in helping them reintegrate into society safely and begin to build a productive lifestyle.
While not all centers provide relapse prevention plans as part of their treatment services, they can be a very valuable component of a program. What usually occurs when this service is offered is a member of the faculty at the treatment center will work to establish a series of steps for the individual to follow immediately after treatment, as well as for an extended period of time after returning home from the treatment program.
Relapse Prevention Plans can consist of things such as:
If you or a loved one are seeking to be treated for an addiction to drugs or alcohol, or have relapsed, let us assist you. We know going into treatment for the first time or once again can be a frightening idea at times. Finding a treatment center that will tailor a proper program to address individual needs can help to relieve some of this stress. Some can feel alone when attending treatment, but having a center that will work with you and provide treatment particular to you can help to ease the feeling of isolation. We know it can be difficult to find a center like this, but we can help. Give us a call today and we will help to find you or your loved one the perfect private inpatient treatment center.