If you are battling a drug addiction, alcoholism, or alcohol abuse, then you need to get treated in a facility that offers a quality relapse prevention program. A relapse prevention plan is essential for long-term recovery. Call now at 877-794-0381 and speak to one of our professionals. We can help you find a drug rehab program or alcohol rehab program near you. The call is toll-free, confidential and our lines are open 24-hours-a-day.
What is a Relapse Prevention Plan?
Relapse prevention is a skill taught in quality treatment centers and it can mean the difference between continued recovery and a return to a life of using drugs or alcohol. In the case of a person with co-existing disorders, or dual diagnosis, relapse prevention is even more complex. In this type of situation, the individual must be aware of their relapse triggers as they apply to drug addiction, alcoholism, alcohol abuse and their psychiatric disorder or illness. A quality relapse prevention program will educate the individual about their unique triggers and how best to manage the emotional challenges that can become present while in recovery.
Why a Relapse Prevention Plan is Necessary for Recovery
There are many issues that can lead to relapse. A flare-up of psychiatric symptoms can leave the individual more prone to relapse on different substances; the same as using drugs or alcohol can lead to a relapse of one’s psychiatric disorder or illness.
A relapse prevention plan is just what it sounds like, a plan to prevent relapse or a return to destructive behavior. When we speak of relapse prevention, we are really speaking about an awareness of the relapse process that begins long before that first drink or onset of your mental health issue. Sometimes, individuals become complacent in their recovery and choose not to ask for help when they need it. Others may begin acting in ways that are detrimental to their recovery process. Each individual's relapse prevention plan should be unique to their recovery, just as their relapse factors are unique to them.
Relapse Prevention Plan Designed by Professionals
It is vital that the person suffering from the addiction not attempt to design their own relapse prevention plan. Relapse prevention should only be designed with the support of an outside therapist or the clinical team within the rehab setting. The plan should be reviewed so it reflects your personal recovery needs, as well as, being a plan that you are capable of carrying out. If for some reason you have a problem with the relapse prevention plan that is being designed, it is important that you voice your concerns to your doctor before you leave treatment.
For relapse prevention information, or to find a qualified treatment facility, please call at 877-794-0381. Our professionals are here day and night, so whenever you need us, just pick up the phone and call. We can help you get the treatment you need.
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