One of the most challenging phases of recovery is what happens after you leave treatment. At Symetria Recovery, we enable more successful results because we prepare patients for a lifetime of sobriety. Our relapse prevention program has been instrumental in helping people steer clear of relapse. If you feel that relapses have been a roadblock to recovery in the past, our treatment program may be what you need to remain free from drug addiction.
Why Opioid and Heroin Relapse Occurs
When patients leave traditional inpatient opioid addiction treatment programs, they abruptly lose all of the structure and support they had while living at the facility. This sudden change of environment places a tremendous amount of stress on the patient — and in as many as nine out of ten cases, relapse is the outcome.
By comparison, Symetria patients receive outpatient care that seamlessly integrates into daily life. You go to work, attend school, maintain relationships, and live your everyday life while being treated, easing the effects of the dramatic change of environment that so often leads to relapse.
Potential Causes of Relapse
First and foremost, it is important to remember that relapse can be a part of the recovery process; it does not mean that you have “failed” or should give up on recovery. Sadly, many people who relapse feel so distraught that they fall further into their addiction. Relapse is not failure; in fact, it can create an even stronger commitment to recovery. One of the many ways our Symetria Recovery relapse prevention program prepares you to continue your recovery is by teaching you to identify people, places, and situations that may cause you to want to resume your addiction. Some of the most common cause of relapse include:
- Stress – Stress could possibly be the most prevalent cause of relapse because of its broad range of effects on the mind and body. Our relapse prevention plan will have healthy coping mechanisms that will allow you to deal with stress positively.
- Overconfidence – While confidence in your recovery is a good thing, being overconfident can be a sign of an impending relapse. Our team will help to keep you humble and focused on your recovery so you can avoid relapse.
- Isolation – When you feel alone or isolated, you are more likely to relapse. We want you to feel supported long after you’ve left our doors, so you can rely on our team when recovery becomes difficult.
- Reminiscing about past drug use – If you find yourself reminiscing about times when you used to drink or use in a way that overlooks the pain and suffering your addiction caused, this can be a major red flag. Positive people in your support network can be there for you when you feel this way.
Relapse Prevention at Symetria Recovery
Other treatment models too often provide patients minimal to nonexistent post-treatment support and follow-up. At Symetria, our relapse prevention program emphasizes education and aftercare while teaching patients how to build lifelong strategies for controlling addictive behaviors. Armed with newfound coping skills and an extensive support network, you emerge from treatment well-equipped to manage cravings or crises as they arise, minimizing the risk of relapse. And, even if you do, we are here for you. Your team will keep working with you to get you your unique recovery. We also help you find sober living accommodations so that you can continue your recovery in a healthy environment.
Avoid Recovery Setbacks with Our Relapse Prevention Program
The truth is that many people relapse after they leave an addiction treatment program. Symetria Recovery’s relapse prevention program is designed to equip you with the skills and strategies you will need to maintain your recovery after treatment. Learn more about how a personalized relapse prevention plan from Symetria Recovery solidifies everything you will learn in treatment from our team. Contact us today by calling 855.282.4819 or completing our secure online form.