There are five main stages of addiction recovery, these stages are:
- Early acknowledgement and awareness
- Exploring recovery
- Early recovery
- Maintenance and active recovery
Relapse normally occur in the early stages of recovery. After an individual has completed numerous significant steps and made tremendous progress, the chances for regression become less and less. However, all recovering persons are highly susceptible to relapse. The recovering individual might lack self-control and the capacity to resist cravings.
Going To Treatment
Once a person who has relapsed is taken to treatment center, he/she is taken through relapse prevention planning. It is important to note that, relapse prevention commences immediately the patient’s treatment starts whether they are in outpatient program, IOP or PHP. Often times, the model employed for this process is known as the GORSKI-CENAPS model of relapse prevention.
The model utilizes multiple steps where the patient is equipped with the necessary information of recognizing initial warning signs of relapse. The model goes further in directing the patient on how to replace the potentially harmful behaviors with positive ones. It is important to understand that the initial warning signs could be extremely gentle and subconscious progression. The GORSKI Model assists the patient to identify these warning and seek help prior to an occurrence of a relapse.
Most treatment centers in the West Palm Beach area have relapse prevention programs, which offer continuous support whenever needed. They understand the effects of addiction to the families of these patients. Therefore, they offer holistic and family-centered recovery approaches that focuses on mental, spiritual, physical and emotional aspects. These facilities also provide the patients with case management services, which assist in changing their lifestyles and environment.
These facilities goes a step further in educating their patients on important tips of relapse prevention. Substance abuse changes brain pathways and weakens an individual’s capacity to control their emotions when dealing with stressful situations. Therefore, these facilities teach the clients on ways to strike a balance in their life; hence avoiding relapse. The patients are also taught on managing high-risk situations that could trigger relapse.
The patients are also taught on urge-surfing. This is where one focuses his/her mind on going through the feeling that the urge brings to an individual, both mental and physical, but distracts him/herself from those thoughts.
In case of relapse, our counselors are available 24 hours 7 days a week. Call 833-846-5669