Relapse & Relapse Prevention Program
Recovery Ways understands that addiction is a lifelong disease. While we do our best to give patients all the tools they need to manage stress, triggers, and cravings for their addiction, sometimes things are still too much for them or they have a moment of weakness and relapse. Relapse is when an addict has been clean and sober for a while but have used drugs or alcohol again. Relapse does not mean that the patient failed or that rehab didn’t work it just means that the symptoms of this lifelong disease have reappeared and their treatment model needs to be adjusted. Patients with co-occurring disorders may need any medications they are on to be adjusted or they might need some more time in treatment. However, the goal for every patient is to avoid relapsing and Recovery Ways does our best to offer the patient the tools, resources, and support they need to do so with the relapse prevention program in UT.
Tips to Prevent Relapse
All addicts need to make major life changes and here at Recovery Ways, we help them accomplish this and maintain a life of sobriety. Our aftercare and alumni programs in UT help patients with their future care and way of life. We also provide workshops and seminars with relapse prevention techniques.
Sober Friends & Sober Hobbies: Boredom is one of the most common complaints from recovering heroin addicts readjusting to life without the drug. The best way to combat this boredom is to find friends to join in productive activities. Most of the time the friends you had before rehab contributed to your addiction so the first step is to remove that temptation by making new sober friends that you can do sober things with. You can meet and make sober friends at Recovery Ways, at 12-step meetings, at alumni activities, programs, or service opportunities, and you can even make sober friends out do daily activities. Make sure your new friends support your sober living lifestyle and will not tempt you.