“Aftercare” and ‘Relapse Prevention’ are general terms used to describe any ongoing or follow-up treatment for substance abuse that occurs after an initial rehab program. No matter the setting, treatment provider, or methods used, the goals of addiction aftercare programs are the same and include:
One reason that continuing treatment is essential in all situations is because longstanding substance abuse can, in some cases, alter the normal functioning of the brain. Some of these changes do not instantly reverse once use ends. In fact, they can last long after substance use has terminated.
When relapse is likely to occur a number of changes in the recovered addict’s behaviour will take place. The first step towards relapse has been termed emotional relapse.
Signs of emotional relapse include:
Our patients are taught during residential rehabilitation how to look out for the above signs. This allows our patients to take early action and so prevent relapse from developing.
If emotional relapse is not dealt with appropriately a process known as mental relapse will take place. During mental relapse the recovered addict becomes ever more conscious of his or her desire to continue with an addictive behaviour. Often the individual will reason the addiction will be more manageable ‘this time around’. If advice is not sought swiftly the consequences could be life-threatening as the addiction returns and old levels of tolerance are no longer present.
At Ayurva we take considerable pride when it comes to our relapse prevention programme. Our clients relapse rate is much lower than rehabilitation industry averages and our successful completion in treatment is much higher than that national average.
Once our clients leave either our Lancashire or Bulgarian residential rehabilitation clinics an after-care support team will be put in place. This support team acts as the first point of contact should relapse occur. Relapse prevention supplements what is learned during residential rehabilitation and both aim to ensure recovery is as uninterrupted as possible.
The relapse prevention plan, including 'Circled of Support' you receive will be fully tailored to your needs. This plan will be set within plenty of time prior to leaving our rehabilitation clinic. You are able to read about our after-care programme here which details relevant facts accounted for in an after-care and relapse prevention plan.
To learn more about our relapse prevention plan at Ayurva call today on 0845 467 0612. Our residential rehabilitation centre is based in Lancashire in the North West of England, or in Bulgaria. Alternatively you are able to contact our centre by e-mailing us.
You do not have to be an Ayurva client to make use of our Aftercare or Relapse Prevention Programmes. Even if you have recieved treatment with another service you can still make use of our aftercare package. Contact us for more details.
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(044) 0845 467 0612
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