Relapse Prevention Strategies

No matter how hard you work during your time in our addiction treatment Delray program, you still run a high risk of relapse after you leave us. Preventing addiction relapse requires a plan, and we work hard to give you the tools you need to succeed. 12-step programs and recovery support group meetings are useful, but they’re far from your only option when it comes to relapse prevention.

Long-Term Recovery Counseling At Addiction Treatment Delray

Our addiction treatment Delray Beach program lays the foundation for your long-term recovery from addiction. But if you think that residential addiction treatment is going to cure your problem in just a few weeks or months, you’re mistaken. Addiction is a chronic disease, and it requires ongoing care.

That’s why many people who leave inpatient rehab in Delray Beach enter a local sober living facility. These facilities provide a substance-free, supportive environment for addicts in the early stages of recovery. When you first graduate from our program for addiction treatment in Delray Beach, you will continue to need recovery support and comprehensive treatment to avoid relapse. If you’re one of the many recovering addicts who doesn’t have a supportive, substance-free home environment to return to after rehab, spending several months, a year or even longer in a sober living facility could be essential for helping you adjust to your new drug and alcohol free life.

Even if you don’t choose to enter a halfway house, you’ll still need ongoing addiction treatment in the form of an outpatient program, recovery support groups and individual counseling with a therapist who understands addiction issues. The longer you stay in treatment, the lower your risk of relapse.

Mental Illness Treatment

Around half of people who struggle with addiction also have another mental health disorder, like depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety. These dual diagnosis patients often find themselves going back to rehab over and over, as their untreated and often undiagnosed mental health symptoms mean they will almost certainly experience a relapse after treatment. If you are suffering from a mental health disorder in addition to your substance abuse disorder, you need mental health treatment in order to experience real and lasting recovery from addiction.

At our addiction treatment Delray program, we understand the special needs of dual diagnosis patients. We are prepared offer you the treatment you need so that you can recover from both your mental health disorder and your substance abuse disorder.

Emotional Regulation Training

It’s easy enough to tell a recovering addict to avoid the people, places and things that remind him or her of drug and alcohol use. It’s a little harder to give that recovering addict the skills necessary to put that advice into practice.

Addicts often have trouble regulating their emotions – that’s why they turned a substance abuse in the first place, to cope with difficult feelings that they don’t know how to control or manage. But, in order to succeed in recovery, school, work and life, you need to be able to not only regulate, but manage and control your emotional responses. You also need to be able to ask for, and give, help.

Our program for addiction treatment in Delray Beach offers recovering addicts the life skills training they need to learn to regulate their emotions, and manage their feelings without acting out. We go beyond the mere educational approach to offer recovering addicts hands-on experiential therapy. This treatment allows recovering addicts to learn new emotional and interpersonal skills by interacting with others, in a safe and supportive environment.

Maintenance and Anti-Craving Medications

Modern medical science has given us a number of medications that can be used to prevent addiction relapse. Naltrexone, for example, can be used to negate the effects of alcohol or opiate drugs. Acamprosate is another prescription drug that’s used to reduce the desire to drink in alcoholics, and to help restore the brain to normal functioning in sobriety. In addition to helping manage cravings, these drugs make it easier for recovering addicts to bounce back from possible relapse, regain control of their substance abuse, put into practice the skills they learned in our addiction treatment Delray program and return to recovery.

For opiate addicts in particular, maintenance medications like Suboxone can be useful to help recovering addicts avoid withdrawal while they get the treatment they need. Once on Suboxone, recovering opiate addicts are able to return to a normal lifestyle pretty much right away.

It’s never too late to recover from addiction for good, no matter how many times you’ve suffered a relapse.

Call our addiction treatment Delray program today at 888-699-5679 to find out how we can help you achieve a lasting recovery.