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At Avalon by the Sea, Malibu we emphasize your ability to become free from drug addiction, which we enable through holistic therapies designed for your individual mindset and emotional needs; however, equally vital to your rehabilitation within our treatment center is your preparation for sobriety and a sense of normalcy in the outside world.
For many individuals, whether they receive residential treatment or participate in our intensive outpatient program, the undivided and personalized attention they access from their therapists is not something that is maintained in a home environment. Although you might have abided by the structure of a preconceived schedule at Avalon Malibu, the same arrangement may not be present outside of treatment, which can contribute to relapse. To counter your involvement in any negative behaviors outside of treatment, we offer Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT) as part of your individual recovery program.
RPT is designed to help you anticipate the possibility of relapse by helping you recognize high-risk situations and develop unique coping strategies that address your urges to use. Our counselors utilize RPT as a behavioral self-control program during treatment or in an aftercare program specialized for your transition out of rehabilitation, which, in both programs, teach you a proactive approach to maintaining your sobriety.
Therapy starts by helping you understand relapse and its symptoms as well as ways in which you can identify and confront situations that could lead to its arrival. The benefit of RPT is how precise it can become to the individual dealing with drug addiction and co-occurring disorders, as it takes your personal issues and outlines how you can address dangerous situations as they would appear in your life.
Using therapy based on mindfulness, you will learn how to observe your surroundings and process your actions so that you avoid anything that triggers old habits. You can begin using the tactics you learn now, in treatment, as practice for your return to everyday life.
Coming to terms with relapse can be difficult on your own, which is why our therapists help you navigate through it with RPT. Therapy is conducted in a group setting with therapists who understand the specific situations that may contribute to relapse for various drugs and mental health concerns. Together, you and your peers can discuss and demonstrate examples of triggers and risk-taking behaviors that might compromise your recovery.
At Avalon Malibu, we use holistic methodologies to create balance within your mind, body, and spirit. Using both traditional and alternative therapies, we help you find relief from the toxins that are making it so hard to live a meaningful life. Without balance, you lose control of your body, and when that imbalance occurs during your recovery at home, you can become tempted to relapse or experience lapses in mental health.
RPT shows you that you are strong enough to combat temptations on your own and helps you maintain the balance that you worked hard to achieve during treatment. You will learn to use the resources available to you to create continual balance, which will ensure your confidence during sobriety.
We leave no stone unturned when identifying the particular triggers that may contribute to relapse. Whether you are continuing recovery at home or within residential treatment, you will be able to handle any situation that tests your sobriety, even the most unexpected.
The goal is to help break down the idea of transitioning out of rehabilitation, which may seem overwhelming to you at first. It’s easy to view the chaos of everyday life as something that will naturally induce relapse, but with the techniques taught during RPT, you will soon have realistic expectations for your daily life. When you can view recovery as a step-by-step process, it becomes manageable and gives you the control you need to remain sober. You will learn to analyze your thought process and build trust within yourself so that you can successfully cope with your addiction.
If you would like more information about Relapse Prevention Therapy, or to learn more about the various treatment programs we employ, please contact Avalon Malibu at 888-958-7511 and speak with a member of our staff.