chronic relapse

Recovering from addiction comes with a number of challenges. Anything can be a trigger that leads to relapse. Learning how to avoid those triggers and maintain your sobriety is something that you may have to continue to work on for years to come. Relapse triggers can be both physical and emotional, and they can vary depending on the person or addiction. Having an aftercare plan as part of a relapse prevention program will make the entire treatment and recovery process easier and more effective. Successful aftercare plans include your sober support network, as well as suggested community-based services – like a 12-step program – that will benefit you outside of a treatment facility. Solution Based Treatment has a caring and professional team ready to answer all of your rehab and relapse questions. 

Have a Relapse Prevention Plan 

A detailed aftercare plan is the key to relapse prevention and managing the triggers that can lead to relapse. Your plan should include resources to help make your move out of treatment and back into your day-to-day life as smooth as possible. These resources could include recovery services in your community, regular therapy, or even partial hospitalization when necessary. 

At Solution Based Treatment, our relapse prevention program is centered on providing the tools and support for our clients to achieve and maintain sobriety for the long haul. Your recovery continues when you leave our substance abuse treatment center. It is a journey that will be filled with both success and failure. You have to celebrate the milestones and work hard to get through the rough patches. When you ultimately achieve lifelong sobriety and eliminate your risk of relapse, you will know that all the effort was worth it. Having sober supporters in your family and friend groups – along with therapists – will help keep you on the right path.

Recognizing Triggers

When you’re ready to leave rehab, it’s a major milestone. But, it doesn’t mean the work is over. Recovery is a lifelong commitment. It’s important to understand that the risks are real, and relapse is a real possibility. Some of the hardest work may still lie ahead, especially when it comes to recognizing triggers. Integrating back to life at home and in your community will have its challenges. Some of the triggers that could increase the risk of relapse include:

  • Being in stressful situations 
  • Feeling that you are isolated and unsupported 
  • Severe trauma, loss, or grief
  • Peer pressure to use drugs or abuse alcohol again 
  • An undiagnosed co-occurring disorder 
  • Lack of confidence in your ability to stay sober

Solution Based Treatment provides clients with a variety of options to help manage and avoid triggers:

Learn More About Relapse Prevention at SBT

Leaving rehab is both scary and exciting. You leave feeling like you’ve accomplished so much, but at the same time, that you won’t be able to keep up the hard work outside of rehab. There is no cure for addiction, but you can build a road to recovery. Knowing your triggers and how to manage them will keep relapse in the rearview. Like anything that involves hard work, it’s not easy. With a well-thought-out aftercare plan and the right support network, you can prevent relapse and achieve lifelong recovery. Solution Based Treatment can help you focus on your recovery and staying sober.

These are some of the evidence-based treatment modalities that we offer as part of our addiction treatment programs:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-focused counseling
  • Family and marital counseling
  • Medication management
  • Process groups
  • 12-step integration

Reach out to the SBT team to get your questions answered. Call 833.999.1941

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