One of the most essential ways to avoid relapse is by setting a plan known as a relapse prevention plan. Creating this plan can start with answering questions like:
The answers to these questions will help clients understand and avoid substance use in the future.
Clients will brainstorm situations and people that could lead to a relapse. They will also identify relapse red flags. For example, if being around certain groups of people might cause you to abuse drugs or alcohol, this should be added to the list of relapse triggers. In addition, if attending parties where drugs or alcohol is present will be a trigger, this, too, should be avoided. This activity supports our clients in understanding relapse and how to prevent an occurrence.
When a trigger occurs, clients must know what to do to avoid using drugs or alcohol to manage their emotions. Relapse prevention plans should be realistic and specific. Identify people and places that are relatable and will support their sobriety. When a client completes a detailed plan, they will experience success at a greater rate. For example, clients who enroll in our services understand that they are members of a sober community.
When clients use our relapse prevention therapy, they will be enhancing their ability to remain sober even after completing a rehab program. Here are some of the reasons clients will benefit from relapse prevention therapy:
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