Relapse Treatment Placement
Preventing a relapse is often one of the most overlooked aspects of drug and alcohol treatment, yet it’s one of the most important parts of ensuring both an addicts short- and long-term success. That’s because what most people don’t realize is that the hard part isn’t entering rehab, it’s trying to live a normal life when there isn’t someone there to guide you 24/7. While many different forms of relapse prevention exist, the fact remains that no one suffering from addiction should suffer alone in their journey to recovery.
Preventing Relapse After Rehab
The very moment an addict attends their inpatient therapy, feelings of doubt, anxiety, and fear can take hold, telling them that their past behaviors weren’t nearly as bad as they seemed. These feelings are so powerful that returning to past negative behaviors is easier than ever, because they’re quick to saying, “let me just try it one more time to see what the big deal was to begin with.”
Though relapse is a very common part of recovery, it’s important that a treatment plan or facility be in place to help catch people before and after they fall.
Relapse is Normal
Believe it or not, suffering a relapse is a very common thing for people addicting to almost anything, be it drugs, sex, alcohol, videos games or something else. Just like success, recovery is a process that doesn’t just happen overnight. That’s why a prevention program is so essential to keeping those struggling with addiction on the straight and narrow to a clean, healthy life.
Relapse can be gradual or it can be immediate, depending on the person. But all it takes is one thought or feeling that leans towards wanting to drink or use again and the possibility of a relapse rises exponentially. This is the moment where friends and family should/can intervene so either talk the addict through it or get them on the phone with a certified counseling.
A rehab facility offers wonder direction to help you get your life back in order, but they also like to follow up their treatment with ongoing therapy or counseling to help you stay focused over time. This support system is designed for you to have access to support whenever you need it.
Between rehab and continued therapy you’ll learn and develop the skills and tools necessary to overcome an onset relapse. From understanding yourself to understanding your triggers, the combined efforts will give you a deep personal insight about your life and where you’re headed.
Ask for Help
Preventing a relapse is absolutely possible, as is fully recovering from a relapse. At the NRH we’re giving you the resources you need to choose a new path for your life. From meetings to counselors to information, we want to make your journey to feeling healthy and clean as smooth as possible.
Let us help you find the right rehab that fits your needs, your budget and your life. Give us a call at [Enter Number] and a counselor will be happy to get you moving in the right direction.