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Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention and Addiction Recovery

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It is important to remember that inpatient addiction treatment is only the very first step. Addiction recovery is a lifelong journey of continuous healing and self-discovery – one that begins with the decision to seek help and one that must be unremittingly endured if the disease of addiction is to be kept in remission. Addiction is much like other chronic diseases in the sense that its symptoms can go into remission – and that relapse is almost inevitable if proper attention is paid to required daily treatment. While treatment will vary from individual to individual, the basic recipe for continued success in sobriety remains the same. At the Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we focus on the many ways in which a recovering addict can protect him or herself from relapse.
The two most crucial preventative measures we encourage each of our clients to take are:

  • Participate in our specially designed relapse prevention courses
  • Adhere to the personally designed program of aftercare our clinical team develops for each individual client

The rate of relapse amongst recovering addicts who cease treatment immediately after completing inpatient rehab is significantly higher than amongst those who continue on with a specially designed program of addiction recovery aftercare. While we at The Lighthouse Recovery Institute do incorporate extensive and detailed relapse prevention courses into our inpatient program, we strongly believe that relapse prevention as part of a continued aftercare program is essential to maintained and meaningful sobriety. We recommend that all of our clients remain involved with some program of addiction recovery immediately following their graduation from inpatient treatment – this typically comes in the form of integrated involvement in a 12-step program, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or any other similarly structured 12-step fellowship.

We will introduce our clients to the 12-step method while they are in treatment, familiarizing them with the literature and the basic structure of the program in general. We will also transport clients to and from local 12-step meetings, allowing them to become further acquainted with the program of recovery they will be expected to participate in.

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More Information About Relapse Prevention

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Another portion of relapse prevention related directly to aftercare is the immediate transition to a halfway house or sober living facility. We at the Lighthouse Recovery Institute believe that the likelihood that any given individual maintain sobriety for any extended period of time is greatly influenced by whether or not he or she commits to a prolonged stay at a halfway house. This is a crucial component of early recovery, seeing as the structure will allow the newly sober addict to successfully transition back into society and complete personal freedom while receiving adequate guidance and accountability. We will recommend a client attend one of the several reliable and reputable halfway houses within our network based on his or her specific needs and preferences. Attending a sober living facility immediately after graduating from our inpatient program is a major component of overall relapse prevention.

Our Mission at Lighthouse Recovery

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We at The Lighthouse Recovery Institute not only allow, but encourage our graduates to continue seeing the primary therapist they worked alongside while in inpatient treatment. We believe that continuation of one-on-one therapy is crucial in maintaining quality sobriety within the first year, and in setting a solid foundation for long-term sobriety. We at The Lighthouse Recovery Institute not only allow, but encourage our graduates to continue seeing the primary therapist they worked alongside while in inpatient treatment. We believe that continuation of one-on-one therapy is crucial in maintaining quality sobriety within the first year, and in setting a solid foundation for long-term sobriety.

We also utilize a relapse prevention program called MAP as a part of our services offered to recently graduated clients. MAP follows up with alumni on a weekly basis, checking in to see how many meetings they are managing to attend, what other actions they are taking to bolster their recovery, and whether or not they are in need of any additional support. MAP also engages with the family of the recovering addict or alcoholic, mapping the progress and emotional state of all members of the family individually, and helping guide them through any issues and resolve any concerns that may arise.

In addition to this program of aftercare, the case manager that worked closely alongside each client while he or she was undergoing inpatient treatment will follow up with the family of the client for a year after program completion. This way, if a client seems to be getting off track, we can evaluate the situation and do our best to assist in any and every way possible.

Relapse prevention is a crucial component of inpatient treatment, and its importance will last for the remainder of one’s sobriety. If you have any further questions regarding how we incorporate relapse prevention into our specialized treatment program, please feel free to contact one of our trained representatives today.