Why Relapse Prevention During Treatment Matters

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Why Relapse Prevention During Treatment Matters

Recovering from chemical dependency can be complex. If you’re beginning that journey, you will need the support of professionals. Choosing the right treatment program for your unique needs allows you to get comprehensive help. It will also set you up for success as you work to establish lifelong sobriety. 

Different treatment programs emphasize different aspects of recovery. Everyone’s experience with addiction is unique, so treatment plans should be unique too. However, some things are almost universally beneficial, like learning ways to prevent relapse. At Avalon Malibu, we highlight relapse prevention.

Relapse Prevention

We believe that relapse prevention is important. We’ve seen the effect instilling prevention strategies has on our clients and we truly feel that it is an essential pillar of the recovery process.

Relapse prevention is a necessary step in the process. It stems from the cognitive-behavioral approach to psychology and addiction treatment. This approach acknowledges that individuals will be met with challenging situations throughout recovery and empowers them to continue choosing sobriety. When it comes to addiction treatment, relapse is always a possibility. Gathering relapse prevention tools lowers that possibility and enables clients to make the right choices for themselves.

If you’re choosing sobriety, it’s important to consider what will set you up for success and prevent you from returning to substance use. Some people find that exercise and therapy give them alternative coping strategies, while others join support groups to gain accountability. If you choose to attend a treatment program, the professionals there can help you learn ways to prevent relapse.

Understanding the Treatment Process

If you’re ready to begin addiction treatment, start by understanding the process. There are different phases—such as detox, inpatient treatment, and aftercare—that all come together to provide a comprehensive approach to recovery. If you are considering beginning addiction treatment, do some research and learn about the different possibilities. There are many treatment options, so it’s important to find a program that will work for you.

There are so many things to take into account when it comes to addiction treatment. We strongly believe that relapse prevention is an essential part of treatment and emphasize it in all our programs. Without learning how to maintain your progress in the real world post-treatment, your progress can suffer. Recovery is a life-long journey, so aftercare and relapse prevention are incredibly important. Call (844) 857-5992 to learn more about our services and if they could be the right fit for you.

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