Part of the Process
If someone relapses during recovery, they have not failed. Overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol can be very challenging and often relapse is part of the recovery process. The key is to identify the underlying causes of the addiction as well as potential relapse behaviors and then to find constructive ways to overcome the triggers.
What causes people in addiction treatment to relapse? There are a number of common triggers that might be the reason for someone to be tempted to use drugs or alcohol again:
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Bad relationships
- Being enabled by other people
- Drug supplies (pipes, etc.) and other things that remind them of using
- Places where they used to drink or use drugs
- Poor self-care like not eating, sleeping, or managing stress well
- Mental health
A Focus on Relapse Prevention
At BRC Recovery, we work with clients who want to recover from their addiction to drugs or alcohol. We focus on the internal and the external factors for addiction as well as the potential for relapse.
As clients work on detoxing their body from the harmful substances, they also work through the issues that may have contributed to their addiction. Therapeutic workshops are designed to help clients identify potentially toxic relationships and behaviors that will need to be managed as, together, we focus on relapse prevention and a successful recovery.
A Positive Change
Relapse prevention requires self-discipline and the support of others. Changing behaviors, including no longer associating with those who encouraged addictive behaviors in the past, and focusing on a positive future without drugs or alcohol through professional relapse prevention treatment can result in addiction no longer being in control.
The Relapse Prevention Plan at BRC Recovery
At BRC Recovery, we believe in treating the whole person. Addiction does not just affect the physical body. Addiction recovery must include positive and constructive steps toward relapse prevention. Identifying the underlying causes of the addiction and recognizing triggers for relapse are critical in the process. We use evidence-based therapies to treat the mind, body, and spirit in a holistic and effective way. To learn more about treatment and therapies that are part of relapse prevention, please contact BRC Recovery and call 1-866-905-4550 today.