The goal of Relapse Prevention therapy is to help a client learn how to identify and effectively manage the core personality and lifestyle issues that can lead to a relapse. While a Google search of Relapse Prevention will produce an overwhelming array of options, there is a consensus among reputable programs what strategies an effective Relapse Prevention plan should include:
Our Counselors will help design a Relapse Prevention Plan that fits each client’s personal life situation and recovery goals.
Terence Gorski, who is one of the leading authorities on recovery and relapse prevention, firmly believes that knowing triggers can help a person prevent a relapse from occurring. The goal of our programs is not only to help clients establish a healthy lifestyle in recovery, but to assist in identifying and addressing triggers that can cause a client to relapse. By utilizing Gorski Relapse Prevention therapy for each client, we can help them learn to identify their stage of recovery and establish a plan that can be used to identify and manage the relapse warning signs.
By encouraging patients to create a list of their relevant issues, how each issue relates to a possible relapse, considering the consequences of not facing those issues and how to address those issues, clients are prepared to avoid relapse. There are nine steps one must learn to recognize and stop the early symptoms of relapse, including:
Once a patient knows and understands the nine steps that can be used to prevent relapse, they may have the ability to prevent drug abuse relapses from occurring in the future.
To learn more about the importance of a relapse prevention approach to treatment or to enroll in one of our treatment programs, call our nationwide drug & alcohol abuse help line at 800-662-2873 and talk to one of our experienced counselors.