RELAPSE PREVENTION

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A Relapse Prevention Plan is an Essential Component of Successful Substance Abuse Treatment.

At More Than Rehab, we strive to help you successfully navigate your post-treatment cravings, triggers and urges related to alcohol or drug abuse. This is perhaps the most effective step in your substance abuse treatment. Relapse prevention can truly lead to a lifetime of sobriety. We offer the best evidence-based techniques to help you continue on your path to healthy living through staying sober.

  • Identify Triggers – We look at your individual situation and formulate a unique response to lessen the impact of past triggers.

  • Manage Cravings – Have someone to talk to if your cravings become too much. We can teach you how to distract yourself from a craving.

  • Healthy Patterns – Identify the areas of treatment that have benefited you. Stick with what works.

More Than Rehab’s licensed practitioners realize that every individual is different. Each person has varying circumstances and life experiences that led them to their alcoholism or drug abuse. We realize our patients need personalized coping mechanisms to reduce stress associated with their newly found sobriety and the tools necessary to avoid a potential relapse.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a key component of drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation. Through use of proven therapy techniques, we analyze the unique cognitive patterns of the individual that could potentially trigger a relapse into substance abuse. Our wide variety of support systems include family therapy, group relapse prevention therapy, stress-management therapy groups and interpersonal skills groups. We emphasize a social model of recovery to help our patients prepare for their new life in the outside world.

Relapsing into drug or alcohol abuse can cause intense pain and suffering, not only for yourself, but your friends and family can be deeply affected as well.

With over 50 years of combined experience, we are ready to help you right away.

A lasting relapse prevention strategy requires understanding of your personal needs and desires and is crucial in developing a successful strategy, tailored to your needs. MTR’s inpatient treatment centers are among the most successful and comprehensive in the United States. We employ a cognitive behavioral model approach which addresses the different high-risk situations, emotional and societal contributors that may lead to a relapse. We work with the individual through continual outpatient care, group and family therapy as they prepare to return to society.

Addicts who are navigating a successful recovery regimen are more likely to remain sober and avoid relapse when they have:

  • The confidence to change – Since we focus on the individual’s unique needs, we help each client gain trust in themselves.

  • Restricting ‘high-risk’ situations – Identification is key. Once we identify risk scenarios, we offer support on how to avoid them as much as possible.

  • Higher sense of purpose – Knowing that you are not alone in your struggle.

  • Fully integrated honesty – Being aware of what your strengths and weaknesses are. Not being afraid to get help when you need it.

  • Asking for help – Being humble enough to know when you cannot do it alone.

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Relapse occurs, but it is not the end of the world.

Staying sober is the goal of a successful recovery plan. We tailor a unique needs assessment for each of our patients. Sober living requires a lifelong commitment and willingness to change everything in your life. From your relationships with friends, family members and even lovers to simply redefining what it means to have fun. Warning signs of relapse are communicated to the patient so they feel prepared to abolish the habits of their past. Your past hangouts such as bars, parties and certain people should be avoided to eliminate the extraneous triggers that could build up to a relapse.

Heightened awareness of your personal mental health and stability are important factors to your guided self-recovery. One of the effects of drug & alcohol addiction is that it can come back out of nowhere and make you feel powerless. This happens to most people at some point in the recovery process. Even if a relapse occurs, there is something you can do.

 

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