Addiction is a terrible disease that can impact all aspects of a person’s life, including the lives of friends and family. With the right tools, however, anyone can overcome addiction and take back control of their lives.
Beating the Odds with Relapse Prevention
Addiction is a chronic disease. This does not mean treatments are doomed to fail or that patients will inevitably relapse, but like any chronic condition, addiction management requires support and resources as unyielding as the disease itself. At Integrative Life Center, we stand by our patients at every stage. The National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 40-60% of drug addiction patients relapse, a rate similar to patients with other chronic diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.
Relapse prevention is built into our integrated treatment programs to help patients conquer addiction once and for all. Our evidence-based treatments give patients the skills they need to recognize, cope with, and control relapse triggers. Through treatment that addresses all aspects of addiction and provides constant, real-world support, Integrative Life Center helps patients prevent relapse for lasting health and wellbeing.
Overcoming Triggers with Relapse Prevention
A large part of relapse prevention involves recognizing and coping with addiction triggers. Therefore, stressful reminders of addiction including people, places, things, and moods associated with the addiction are the most common triggers for relapse. Sensory-based triggers, such as smells, may also initiate addiction. Every individual will have his or her own set of triggers unique to his or her addiction experience. Types of triggers include environmental, social, and emotional triggers. Emotional triggers include:
Relapse prevention teaches patients to identify and cope with various types of triggers for greater control over addiction.
Relapse Prevention Services in Nashville
At Integrative Life Center, we tailor relapse prevention services to each patient to address all aspects of addiction for lasting recovery. Treatment options include family support, individual and group therapy, ongoing treatment and more. To learn more about relapse prevention and addiction recovery, give us a call today.