During our relapse prevention groups, you’re taught about high risk situations and coping skills for dealing with each situation. The situations that make someone vulnerable for relapse are called “triggers.” Some of the triggers include:
- Negative Emotions 35%
- Social Pressure 20%
- Interpersonal Conflict 16%
- Positive Emotions 12%
- Test Personal Control 5%
Our therapists work with the individual to ask how they feel when they are using, such as anger, frustration, loneliness, bored, anxious, happy or sad.
Role playing on how to say no starts off weak in the beginning but becomes easier with practice they are taught how to use options to cope with triggers.
- Call someone
- Think “This is no longer an option for me”
- Go to a SMART meeting
- Think through the first use
- Think about how good you feel in recovery
- Remember how miserable you were before treatment
- Exercise even if it is a quick work out
- Call the addiction treatment center you just left
They are taught coping skills and problem solving to deal with feelings that make them vulnerable to relapse. They are also taught to develop an action plan and carry it out.
Eating right along with a good night sleep and daily exercise are very important. We also suggest becoming involved in activities and hobbies. Ranch Creek Recovery offers yoga, guided meditation, and a fitness trainer to ensure healthy brains in recovery.
Relapse Prevention is Key to Long-Term Recovery
At Ranch Creek Recovery, relapse prevention groups are an important part of our process. Each client will learn about relapse prevention in education groups, individual therapy and holistic therapies.