Relapse occurs when an addicted person returns to the addictive behavior after a period of abstinence. Relapse prevention is a major part of any drug or alcohol treatment program. Relapse prevention equips the individual with the knowledge and skills that allow them to successfully negotiate life events and relationships in their new role as a recovering addict. Statistics show that 40%-60% of addicts revert back to usage once relapse prevention fails.
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The ultimate goal of these programs is successful, long-term recovery and abstinence from the drug of choice. Every opportunity is taken to educate and train the recovering addict to identify high risk situations and triggers that can endanger their path to recovery, understand the stages, and know how to do to avoid the danger of self-sabotaging recovery efforts.
Statistics show that a percentage of recovering addicts will relapse post-drug and alcohol treatment. Intervention after an episode should be promptly addressed through lapse management. Lapse management is a strategic program that focuses on quickly ending the episode, and the immediate effects, in order to avoid an uncontrolled event. Other strategic programs that serve to manage an episode include: Cognitive restructuring, application of self-control strategies, and stimulus control techniques.
Relapse prevention programs educate and train the recovering addict in terms of living with, and responding to, the world around them in order to prevent usage and support life-long recovery. Elements of these programs include:
Drug treatment centers address the patient as a whole in terms of the physical, emotional, and psychological elements of addiction and incorporate relapse prevention into their treatment and aftercare programs. Medical detoxification and withdrawal is only the beginning of meaningful recovery. A complete model of change includes the benefits of relapse prevention and comprehensive aftercare that are vital to continuing recovery on a life-long basis and maintain sobriety.