Relapse Prevention.

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. What’s important to remember is that addiction is a chronic disease, which means an individual must take the proper steps to prevent relapse. Through a relapse prevention plan, those in recovery can stay in recovery.

Beating the Odds at a Relapse Prevention Center

During substance abuse treatment, you learn that 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.

A relapse prevention plan 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. By offering patients with different program options, like a 12 step program, we can give them their best possible chance of remaining in recovery. These types of programs provide the skills and support they need to live a life in recovery. These programs also help patients learn how to deal with their relapse triggers.

Overcoming Relapse Triggers


A large part of a relapse prevention plan involves recognizing and coping with addiction triggers. Stressful reminders of addiction tend to include people, places, things, and moods associated with the addiction. These relapse triggers can be challenging for individuals to manage without the help of a plan. Without the proper life and problem-solving skills, these triggers can lead to a quick relapse after treatment.

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:

  • Loneliness
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Frustration
  • Exhaustion
  • Depression

A relapse prevention plan teaches patients to identify and cope with various types of triggers for greater control over addiction.

Your Relapse Prevention Plan

Integrative Life Center is here to be your relapse prevention center. Our addiction treatment staff is ready to tailor a relapse prevention plan for each patient. These plans are here to address all aspects of addiction for lasting recovery.
We provide a variety of treatment and therapy options that include:

Through our range of services, we provide each of our patients with the full continuum of care they need and deserve.

Integrative Life Center is ready to help. We believe recovery is possible, and we’re here to help every step of the way.

LEARN HOW ILC CAN HELP.