Relapse Prevention

Florida Relapse Prevention

Florida relapse prevention provides all clients with customized strategies (including medication assisted treatment) to stop the cycle of recidivism.  As with any chronic illness,  occasional recurrences of symptoms are normal. However, the idea is to reduce them quickly and spring into remission (or recovery, in this case). The goal of relapse prevention begins with early identification of triggers. This awareness can head off trouble and help avoid the typical patterns of victimization and self-medication.

As stated, the first part of relapse prevention is identification of specific factors that may trigger an individual’s dependable response. As such, our Florida addiction treatment center therapists provide the strategies to become self-aware and cope with those triggers.

What Causes Addiction Relapse?

Relapse is almost never an isolated event. In fact, it begins long before actual drinking or using. This is why relapse is referred to as a process. For example, it's common for a series of events to push a person over the edge to relapse.

These events can vary widely, encompassing anything from work stress to personal issues that can become too much for someone in early addiction recovery.  Although a number of reasons can contribute to a relapse, you can rest assured that stressors are not uncommon, and we all have to face a few. However, as sober adults, we can learn to go through our problems, instead of around them.  Additionally, triggers are more easily managed in the secure setting of a Florida drug rehab. Once clients return to their homes and jobs, it may become more challenging. Thankfully, we have several relapse prevention tools to assist in this part of the journey. Understanding the direct cause of relapse is helpful not only in understanding relapse prevention, but in putting counter measures into action.

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Elements of Florida Relapse Prevention

  • Relapse prevention therapy teaches coping skills to deal with urgent issues. Typically, these are lingering  cravings for the drug of choice. 
  • Prevention therapy also provides a road map of various pitfalls that can throw clients off course. 
  • Medication Assisted Treatment as appropriate.
  • Relapse prevention can teach clients new methods of coping with stress. For example, unrealistic expectations of perfection often set people up to fail. In this instance,  relapse prevention encourages clients to take a more realistic approach and learn to anticipate problems. 

Medication Assisted Treatment for Florida Relapse Prevention

Addiction is no longer viewed as a character defect, single choice, or human weakness. It has finally been acknowledged as a genuine medical illness. While medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for relapse prevention is nothing new, it has been underutilized for decades. It has grown sharply as the relapse and overdose fatality rates continue to rise amid the opioid crisis. One of the reasons Suboxone / Subutex / Sublocade are being used to treat opioid addiction is that these medications statistically reduces relapse rates by curbing dangerous withdrawals and cravings. Clients under medication assisted treatment care have far greater positive outcomes than clients in abstinence-only based programs. Furthermore, the use of Buprenorphine has given people struggling with opioid addiction a new, more efficient relapse prevention medication that can be used privately under medical supervision.

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