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Addiction is not your fault,but recovery is your responsibility
Couple Therapy Session

Relapse Prevention

The Relapse Prevention Group at New Insights II is designed both for:

  • The first time clients who have self diagnosed their addiction
  • Clients who are returning to treatment following a relapse

Relapse is not a single event, but is a process for which you can intervene before the return to drug or alcohol use. The recognition of relapse warning signs are emphasized in this group as is the development of an affective relapse prevention plan:

Some signs and factors of a relapse are:

  • Negative emotions
  • Self defeating thinking patterns
  • Behavioral changes
  • Medical problems
  • Psychiatric conditions
  • Environmental factors

Clients also learn to:

  • Identify their personal triggers that would push them to return to drug or alcohol use
  • Management of high risk situations for relapse
  • The importance of support and 12 step meeting attendance

The information presented is based on the disease model of addiction and the latest research in the field of relapse prevention.