Category: Relapse Prevention

How Can I Prevent Relapse?

How Can I Prevent Relapse?

In researching treatment facilities for substance use, we might have seen the daunting statistics for relapse after treatment. If the numbers are so high, does it even make sense to try to recover? Yet our life is in shambles, we …

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Staying Sober When Times are Tough

Staying Sober When Times are Tough

Achieving sobriety is a huge accomplishment. Succeeding in recovery is even more impressive. Doing those things when everything is normal in the world is truly something to be proud of. But what about when there are personal trials? What about …

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Preventing Relapse

When people make the choice to become sober, there is often a fear that they will not be able to stay sober. Recovery is not easy, though, and it includes more than just abstaining from substances. Making the commitment to …

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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

We practice and discuss Mindfulness Meditations and see how one responds in the moment to difficult or triggering situations. Becoming aware in the moment of sights, sounds, sensations, thoughts and emotions is part of Mindfulness training. Practicing Being in the …

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Relapse Rates Are Comparable to Other Chronic Diseases

Relapse Rates Are Comparable to Other Chronic Diseases

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction’s relapse rates are comparable to other chronic diseases – such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma.  According to:  This is one of the reasons that continued support is vital for those seeking …

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Internal & External Triggers

Triggers can be feelings, experiences, people, places, and things that you associate with your drinking or drug use. There are different types of triggers: internal, external, and sensory triggers. All three usually work together to create a craving. INTERNAL TRIGGERS …

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Relapse is a Process – Not an Event

What does that mean to you?  To me, it means that relapse doesn’t “just happen.”  There are warning signs along they way – large and small.  This is why our residents are rigorously educated to be able to identify their …

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Relax

Why is relaxation so important for those in recovery from addiction? There are many benefits from practicing relaxation in recovery including stress reduction, physical relief, quieting the mind, and connecting within. All will help with relapse prevention. Many individuals use …

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Approach Coping Responses

At AToN Center, a large portion of treatment is focusing on developing positive coping responses to life’s stressors that can precipitate relapse. So an important question to ask is: “What are the best types of coping responses?” Recent research suggests …

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The 3 Rs to Recovery from Addiction

In my time working with those suffering from addiction I have seen what I determine to be patterns in a highly successful recovery process. These “stages” represent the chief turning points that a once afflicted individual passes through. These three …

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