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Relapse Prevention Therapy

At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we offer evidence-based treatments and therapies. We will develop a tailor-made treatment plan for you that will encompass some or all of the following: PHP, IOP, and OP treatment.


A relapse in addiction recovery, like a relapse in any condition, involves the return of harmful symptoms. In addiction recovery, a relapse can include planning or using your substance of choice. Addiction is a disorder that renders people unable to control their use of substances, and although not everyone relapses, it is part of the recovery process. Learning to recognize the warning signs, prevent, and recover from a relapse is essential to successful recovery. If you or someone you love is seeking addiction counseling in Nashville, look no further than Nashville Treatment Solutions.

We provide comprehensive and accessible addiction treatment and relapse prevention services at Nashville Treatment Solutions. Our compassionate team has extensive experience implementing holistic, evidence-based treatments to help people successfully recover from addiction. To learn more about relapse prevention therapy, contact us today at 866.714.5630.

Helpful Relapse Prevention Techniques

The longer a person remains sober, the smaller the chances of relapse. However, the risk of relapse remains. Cultivating self-awareness goes a long way toward learning to understand and address the roots of addiction. However, having a relapse prevention plan and a toolbox full of relapse prevention techniques tangibly increases the success of these efforts, especially when faced with triggers.

Triggers are things, people, places, and situations that make a person want to return to substance use. Triggers can happen randomly at unexpected moments and sometimes after many years of sobriety. Some common examples of triggers include:

  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Boredom
  • Social Situations
  • Peer pressure
  • Financial hardship
  • Relationship challenges
  • Certain places, people, smells, and rituals

Fundamental relapse prevention techniques to have at hand are:

  • Avoid triggers as much as possible
  • HALT– don’t let yourself get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired
  • Create an “emergency contact” list that includes supportive people who can help 
  • Use that emergency contact list when necessary
  • Join, and stay connected with a support group
  • Practice sensorial grounding techniques
  • Practice mindfulness and self-care
  • Incorporate regular activities that inspire a healthy state of mind
  • Exercise– getting physical improves brain chemistry and reduces cravings
  • Get out of your head
  • Consider the consequences
At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we use evidence-based, personalized treatment plans to address relapse prevention for our clients, such as incorporating 12-step methods, therapy, and alternative treatments. Ultimately, the most crucial tool for relapse prevention is a commitment to recovery and an ongoing effort to prioritize self-care and healthy coping mechanisms.

Recognizing the Signs of a Relapse

While a trigger can seemingly come out of nowhere, knowing how to recognize them and what to do can make them easier to withstand. Understanding how to recognize and respond to the signs of relapse is essential to recover quickly and preventing them.
It’s worth saying that your health and sobriety must come first—even if that means awkwardly ending an interaction, leaving a place quickly without explanation, or ending a relationship. The signs of relapse are recognizable by a distinct urge, a compulsion to drink or use your substance of choice. It may come on quickly with little warning and feel unnecessary or irresistible.

Overcome Addiction with Relapse Prevention Therapy at Nashville Treatment Solutions

At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we work to prevent relapse through comprehensive, evidence-based therapies like relapse prevention therapy. We endeavor to build a community of support, creating a pace where its’ safe to get vulnerable. When relapse does occur, we’re here to help sort out the aftermath and get you back on the road to recovery. When you feel you can’t trust yourself, you can trust us to help. We are committed to helping you heal and live your best life.

To learn more about our relapse prevention therapy program in Nashville, TN, contact us at 866.714.5630.

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