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.
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:
- 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
Recognizing the Signs of a Relapse
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