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New Brunswick Relapse Prevention

Addiction therapy encourages addicts to participate in group activities as much as possible, both during and after treatment. The relationships formed, both in rehab and in support groups after release, are necessary for relapse prevention. Although patients at Drug Treatment Centers New Brunswick are welcomed to stay as long as needed in order to learn and adapt to living without substance abuse, here we understand that support groups such as AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (Narcotics Anonymous) are a valuable part of relapse prevention as well. The New Brunswick relapse prevention program provides support and encouragement throughout the entire addiction treatment process and helps patients maintain their long-term goal that will help them for years to come.

What to Expect with Recovery from Addiction

The primary goal for a successful recovery is relapse prevention. A rehabilitation professional must determine the addict’s drug and alcohol abuse patterns, (what causes the addict to drink) and develop a plan for a successful recovery without the risk of a relapse.  The staff at Drug Treatment Centers New Brunswick understands that successful relapse prevention is dependent on outside factors such as:

Repairing family and friends’ relationships.

Returning to work, or if gainfully employed, rebuilding credibility and showing the employer that addiction did not take control over the addict’s life.

Joininga community with positive interests and activities; whether it is church, sports or a local book club. An environment where alcohol use is prohibited.

It is crucial for the addict to stay committed to rehabilitation and recovery for as long as needed. There is a direct correlation between the duration of treatment and a successful recovery.  Call (732) 626-4328 and talk to one of the counselors to find out what treatment will best suit you or a person you are concerned for. We tailor each patient’s treatment plan to their specific needs.

Does Relapse Mean the Treatment Failed?

Relapse is not an indicator that recovery treatment has failed. The addict and the medical team working with the addict will both learn how to react more effectively, as the recovery and treatment continues. For example, after a relapse, a rehab specialist may focus on the behavioral components, (i.e. the trigger points) which caused the addict to go back to old habits. In the case that an addict is more likely to use drugs when he or she is in the company of certain friends, the rehab specialist (with permission from the patient) may reach out to these friends, bringing the patient’s rehabilitation to their attention, and encouraging them to be a positive influence. With behavioral therapy, the addict learns how to avoid situations that will increase the temptation to consume. The staff at the New Brunswick Drug Treatment Centers is committed to helping you or your loved one overcome addiction and gain your life back. Don’t wait another moment, call us today at (732) 626-4328.

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