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What is Relapse Prevention?

The goal of recovery isn’t simply to get sober… It is to stay sober! Relapse prevention allows individuals to develop a plan when faced when triggering situations or challenges, and are tempted to relapse. For those enrolled in an addiction treatment program, relapse prevention ensures the tools and skills learned during treatment can be brought with them into the real world.  Long-term relapse prevention programs are essential for helping individuals stay sober and achieve lifelong recovery Our relapse prevention programs are designed to help individuals who have completed addiction treatment avoid falling back into drug and alcohol use. Unfortunately, relapse is common, even among those dedicated to long-term recovery. With the right level of relapse prevention, it is preventable. Individuals in recovery are encouraged to receive proper education, aftercare planning, and support to avoid setbacks..

Why is Relapse Prevention Important?

Following addiction treatment, most patients will experience intense cravings for the substance(s) they were addicted to prior to seeking help. Patients unsure of how to handle these cravings are at a higher risk for both physical relapse and emotional relapse. Relapse puts a patient’s overall health and recovery goals at risk and can be extremely dangerous since they do not have the same tolerance for a drug as they did before treatment.  If the individual decides to use their substance of choice at the strength they used before treatment, they are at risk of overdosing. Relapse prevention programs are necessary and encouraged for most patients with a drug and alcohol addiction, whether recovering from cocaine addiction, heroin addiction, opioid addiction, alcohol addiction, or any other drug problem. Relapse prevention becomes increasingly important when an individual leaves their formal addiction treatment program. With increased flexibility and less accountability, the temptation to use substances increases, leaving an individual to rely on the skills they learned through relapse prevention services.

What are Common Relapse Triggers?

Overcoming drug or alcohol addiction is no easy task. Many individuals in recovery will tell you that post-acute withdrawal symptoms are the most challenging aspect of addiction recovery. The most common addiction relapse triggers to look out for are emotional, mental, and environmental triggers. These include:

– The presence of alcohol or drugs

– Perceived negative emotions

– Stress, overconfidence in recovery

– Mental illness

– Peer pressure

– Boredom

– Isolation

Everyone will likely experience a trigger at some point in their recovery process. It’s important to understand that one person’s trigger may not be the same as the next person’s. Preparation goes a long way to preventing relapse, especially when you find yourself in high-risk situations and the negative consequences can be life-threatening. During your treatment program,  you will learn to identify your unique internal and external triggers while learning healthy coping strategies that you can use to prevent relapse.

How Does JC Treatment Center Approach Relapse Prevention?

JC Treatment Center considers relapse prevention a single component of a complete treatment program. We incorporate relapse prevention techniques in conjunction with other treatment modalities, including individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and medical support. We encourage our patients to: 

– Practice self-care

– Attend our support groups

– Practice relaxation techniques, such as mindfulness meditation and our 

– Utilize deep breathing technique 

– Incorporate physical exercise into their routines to increase endorphins

While in one of our treatment programs, our highly trained and experienced team is dedicated to crafting a relapse prevention plan that will help you acquire the coping skills you need to prevent relapse altogether. As with other addiction treatment programs, there is no one specific route to take when crafting a relapse prevention plan. Instead, we’ll determine the most effective relapse prevention therapy based on your unique situation. 

Perception and Progress

Our relapse prevention program is based on two foundational principles: perception and process. Perception refers to how the individual views the world and how this perception impacts their feelings and actions. During relapse prevention, our treatment team works to challenge our patient’s perceptions so they can start to make healthy decisions on their own following treatment. 

The other principle our relapse prevention program is based on is process. We view relapse as a process and encourage our patients to do the same. The premise of this principle is that relapse occurs long before drug use actually happens. When patients understand this, they’ve acquired a helpful relapse prevention skill since they can learn to recognize any signs that may indicate a risk of relapse.

The team at JC Treatment Center believes that accountability is paramount in recovery. We encourage loved ones to support patients and safeguard their sobriety during and after addiction treatment.

Relapse Prevention Resources at Jewel City

Support Groups

Support groups at JC Treatment Center provide mutual help, mentorship, and accountability. These support groups include 12-step programs, NA, and other less formal support groups that encourage healthy connections and sober socialization. Support groups are an excellent way to connect with like-minded people who are pursuing a drug-free life.

Continued Therapy

Therapy doesn’t always end when formal addiction treatment does. For many clients, individual, group, and family therapy are critical elements of their aftercare plan. This can resemble ongoing EMDR therapy, holistic therapies, or another form of therapeutic services.

Discharge Planning

Discharge planning allows individuals to develop a plan of action for when they leave rehab. This resource allows individuals to have actionable steps to take when faced with a challenge or a trigger, and a good grasp on how to reach out for help to prevent relapse when these challenges arise.

Get the Help You Need With Our Relapse Prevention Program

Recovery is possible, and treatment is available. Our relapse prevention program offers everything you need to successfully remain sober after addiction treatment. With various programs and treatment services, JC Treatment Center in California is here to offer you the care you deserve. If you or a loved one are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, we are here to help. When you reach out to the admissions team at JC Treatment Center, we will assess if one of our relapse prevention programs is appropriate for you. No matter what, we will point you in the right direction to ensure you get the help you need.

Support Groups

Support groups at JC Treatment Center provide mutual help, mentorship, and accountability. These support groups include 12-step programs, NA, and other less formal support groups that encourage healthy connections and sober socialization. Support groups are an excellent way to connect with like-minded people who are pursuing a drug-free life.

Continued Therapy

Therapy doesn’t always end when formal addiction treatment does. For many clients, individual, group, and family therapy are critical elements of their aftercare plan. This can resemble ongoing EMDR therapy, holistic therapies, or another form of therapeutic services.

Find Relapse Prevention Plans in California: Avoid Relapse with the Help of JC Treatment Center

You’ve likely invested a lot of time, energy, and money into your addiction recovery. Don’t let your investments go to waste by not acquiring the skills you need to prevent relapse. When you come to Jewel City Treatment Center, you’re a part of our community. That doesn’t end after a given time frame. Indeed, so much of what we do is centered around helping people to be able to live a healthy, happy, and sober life after their treatment as well. When you’re here, we can help you to build a lasting foundation for what you want the rest of your life to be. Then, when you go home at night, you can put that to good use. To take that all-important first step: (866) 480-3223.
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It’s not always easy to admit you have a problem with drugs or alcohol—but it is always courageous. Recovery is possible, and treatment is available. Our relapse prevention program offers everything you need to successfully remain sober after addiction treatment. With various programs and treatment services, JC Treatment Center in California is here to offer you the care you deserve. If you or a loved one are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, we are here to help. When you reach out to the admissions team at JC Treatment Center, we will assess if one of our relapse prevention program is appropriate for you. In all cases, we will point you in the right direction to ensure you get the help you need.

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