Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention Program

At English Mountain Recovery, it’s our goal to guide you on your journey toward lifelong recovery – and this means preparing you for a possible relapse down the road. The chronic nature of addiction, unfortunately, means that relapsing to drug or alcohol abuse is a natural part of the process. Just like people with chronic conditions like hypertension, asthma and diabetes can slip up on disease management so can people struggling with the chronic disease of addiction.

Warning Signs of Relapse

A relapse is about more than just returning to using – and, in fact, there are warning signs long before the first drink or drug use occurs. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, when people who have had a stable recovery and have done well begin to relapse, they:

  • Have a mistaken belief that causes irrational thoughts
  • Begin to return to addictive thinking patterns that cause painful feelings
  • Engage in compulsive, self-defeating behaviors as a way to avoid the feelings
  • Seek out situations involving people who use alcohol and drugs
  • Find themselves in more pain, thinking less rationally, and behaving less responsibly
  • Find themselves in a situation in which drug or alcohol use seems like a logical escape from their pain, and they use alcohol or drugs.

Preventing Relapse at English Mountain Recovery

Many people experience a relapse or multiple relapses during recovery, and this never means that long-term sobriety is impossible to achieve. At English Mountain Recovery, our relapse prevention program includes:

  • Use of leisure time
  • Anger management
  • Handling social pressures
  • Codependency
  • Communication skills
  • Handling/avoiding high-risk situations
  • Guilt/shame
  • Long-term sobriety plans
  • Managing post-acute withdrawal
  • Phases of recovery

Inquire About Our Program

At English Mountain Recovery, we know that a relapse prevention plan is a critical part of maintaining sobriety for any recovering addict. Don’t ever feel that you’ve slipped too far to return to addiction treatment. We’re here to support you every step of the way. To learn more, call: (877) 459-8595.

12 Steps Work

Each person’s journey in recovery is different. Persons learn the significance of utilizing the 12 Step programs in their personal recovery process. Each client uses the EMR Workbook and immediately begins the Step work process. We believe the foundation of recovery from addictive disorders is based on the 12 Steps originating from Alcoholics Anonymous.

The 12 Step program “has taught us also that recovery is possible and that persons afflicted could resume their normal place in society, becoming again self-supporting, self-respecting, good citizens, good husbands, and good parents”-Ruth Fox, MD Medical Director, The National Council on Alcoholism, Inc. 1966.

English Mountain Recovery is a residential program which looks at innovative strategies that will help the client achieve long term sobriety.