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Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention in San Jose, California & Surrounding Areas

After completing your treatment program, you’d think that your battle is over. Overcoming addiction, however, is only half the battle. Preventing a relapse is an important daily process that you need to consider.
Relapse Prevention

Helping You Achieve Enduring Success

Relapse is a series of emotions, thoughts and actions. It is not just an event. Our effective programs teach you how to manage the stages of a potential relapse in a healthy, sustainable manner. Emotional and mental factors that lead to a physical relapse can develop over months. That’s why it is important to learn how to self-identify and address negative feelings and ideas before they cause you to use an addictive substance.

Recognizing Early Warning Signs

There are many ways you can notice early signs that you are heading toward a relapse. Red flags include anxiety, intolerance, anger, defensiveness, mood swings, isolation or poor eating and sleeping habits. Likewise, mental relapse factors include romanticizing past substance use, lying to others, thinking about future use and even planning for your future relapse.

Preventing Your Relapse Before It Begins

Our team of caring professionals will coach you through realistic and helpful relapse prevention methods. These include recognizing signs that you are experiencing the early stages of a relapse and how to handle emotional and mental hardship in a positive way.
For example, when you experience stress, you should practice relaxation techniques. When you find yourself isolating from others, you should ask for help. Practicing intentional self-help will prevent negative feelings and thoughts from leading to a physical relapse.

Creating Your Personal Plan

Your recovery plan is personalized to your needs, triggers and background. This may include avoiding bad influences, learning how to manage your emotions, seeking help when you need it, building a strong support network and learning how to redirect your thoughts when you experience a craving. We will help you develop a plan that will help you ensure your lasting recovery.