At Beach House Center for Recovery, we offer a comprehensive continuum of care for people recovering from substance use disorders. With a dedicated team of medical clinicians, psychiatric providers, and addiction care specialists, we proudly offer innovative tools for overcoming and managing addiction disorders and their co-occurring conditions.

Relapse, also called recurrence or return to substance use, affects a significant percentage of people being treated for addiction.

Substance use disorder is a chronic condition that requires continual management. Nevertheless, even vigilant adherence to outpatient care protocols sometimes doesn’t prevent relapse. Continual substance misuse can permanently alter brain chemistry, making impulse control extremely challenging, if not impossible, in some circumstances.

Relapse is most likely to occur when fundamental health and wellness measures are disregarded, but even those who take every precaution can still be at risk. It’s important to recognize that relapse is not necessarily an indication that treatment has failed or doesn’t work. When relapse occurs, it is an indication that supplementary therapeutic attention is necessary.

Relapse is scary, but one lapse doesn’t mean recovery has been permanently derailed. At Beach House, we offer relapse prevention programs that empower patients with the resources they need to recover from relapse quickly and recognize the triggers that generate the impulse to use substances.

What is a relapse prevention program?

Relapse prevention programs are forms of coping psychotherapy and post-treatment education. The goal is to teach specific skills that help people with addiction disorders cultivate effective strategies for avoiding recurrent substance misuse.

Beach House Center for Recovery’s relapse prevention program is based on the following four concepts:

  • Relapse after recovery is an incremental process; it doesn’t happen suddenly, so recognizing any gradually accumulating stresses is critical.
  • Recovery is a journey of personal growth that encompasses more than substance misuse.
  • Relapse prevention requires relaxation of the mind and body and continual therapeutic support.
  • Relapses are typically the result of predictable emotional responses that can be managed through regular support, self-care, and emotional honesty.

Our team works with every patient to create an individualized aftercare plan after the residential phase of treatment concludes. We encourage patients to design a support system that includes beneficial community services, supportive family members, counselors, and any sponsors.

Beach House Center for Recovery offers multiple levels of inpatient care, from a detox only stay to 45 days, or even more. Additionally, patients are encouraged to participate in intensive outpatient treatment after the conclusion of their inpatient programs; research indicates that longer treatment correlates with better patient outcomes. Participating in a treatment program longer than a traditional 30 days can reduce the likelihood of relapse by more than 70% comparatively.

Beach House Center for Recovery: Effective Relapse Prevention

Beach House Center for Recovery offers a full suite of evidence-backed, innovative treatment programs designed to address addiction and its contributing causes. From customized inpatient treatment programs to our alumni aftercare program, we are passionate about helping patients achieve freedom from addiction.

To learn more about our relapse prevention programs, please contact our compassionate admissions counselors today.