Because of the chronic characteristics of addiction, most of those diagnosed will end up relapsing at some point during their recovery. A number of studies have indicated that an estimated 40 to 60 % of addicts will relapse. It’s important to understand that “relapse” doesn’t mean that the treatment prescribed was unsuccessful. Instead, it serves as a warning sign that treatments need to be modified in order to help the patient throughout the recovery process.
Relapse is oftentimes a part of recovery.
The decision to seek treatment for addiction isn’t an easy one, and it requires a great deal of trust between the counselor and patient. The same is true for recovery work. Our counselors are passionate about creating a strong bond with our patients, often referred to as ” therapeutic alliance or relationship”. Once the decision to get treatment for addiction is made, it’s important that clients are equipped with the right tools to avoid relapsing in the future. Preventing relapse requires much more than the self-control to say “no” when temptations arise, which is why it’s so important to start recovery work early on. We design personalized, comprehensive relapse prevention plans, a crucial step in the addict’s road to recovery
How We Can Help
Our highly skilled recovery counselors help our clients work toward an effective treatment plan for their addiction, and the underlying issues that may have contributed to it. We provide a support system for people with issues that include sex and love addiction, drug and alcohol addiction, and other behavioral problems. We teach our clients skills that will help them modify their behaviors with the objective of full recovery. Given that addicts are susceptible to relapses, our substance abuse counselors are also available to work with clients on an on-going basis. By building a relationship built on trust with our patients, we are able to provide judgement free guidance, specialized resources and support that patients can benefit from on their road to recovery.
Our recover work is tailored to the needs of each patient, but essential factors include and following.
- How to recognize warning signs and how to best manage them.
- Establishing an emergency relapse plan.
- Putting together a detailed account of the patient’s experience with substance abuse as well as previous relapses.
- A detailed list of friends, family and counselors that can potentially be members of the patient’s support network.
- Specific lifestyle modifications that patients can make, prioritizing their well-being.
- Stress management techniques that patients can use to identify stress triggers that in the past that may have led to their addiction and relapses.
- Trauma work
- Family therapy, providing coping, communication and intervention guidance for anyone who has a loved one struggling with substance abuse problems.
The first step we’ll take to help you or a loved one recover from addiction is to provide a comforting, supportive atmosphere, offering proven, individualized treatments. In this respectful atmosphere, we encourage conversation, and help patients clearly see what their addiction is, and the impact it’s having on their lives and their loved ones. This is an especially important aspect of our treatments because it helps people stick with the recovery process.
If you have any questions about substance abuse and the recovery process, give us a call at 919-382-0288 or complete this form to schedule a free consultation. We’re here to help.