Addiction is a lifelong disease that often results in relapse. At Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Outpatient, we understand that relapse is part of the process. So, as part of our commitment to helping you prepare for sober life, we offer a relapse prevention therapy program. This therapy gives you the tools you need to face stressors that can result in relapse.
Our outpatient facility means you can get treatment while continuing with your other responsibilities. But it also means that you might still be facing the same environment and stressors that facilitated your addiction. Therefore, relapse is a risk that you need to learn to manage. At Gateway Foundation Chicago River North Outpatient, we provide treatment that includes both holistic practices and evidence-based services. These options, including relapse prevention therapy, prepare you to deal with the lifelong disease of addiction.
Relapse Prevention Therapy is a Key Component for Lasting Recovery
Relapse prevention is one of the most important aspects of addiction recovery. Remaining sober and focused is very challenging for people struggling with addiction. Recovery is constantly threatened by the challenges and stressors they face in their daily lives, which can derail their rehab efforts. This can affect other aspects of your life as well, including finding and keeping a job or having healthy relationships.
Another danger you face when you relapse is the higher risk of overdose, as your tolerance levels might have dropped. If you are around friends who are still using drugs, you might also be tempted to use again. The goal of relapse prevention therapy is to educate you so you can have the tools necessary to better avoid relapse.
A Relapse Prevention Plan That Works
In relapse prevention therapy, our staff works with you to design a plan to help you cope with stressors. Our counselors identify the factors that contributed to your addiction and that might lead to relapse. Then, you work with our staff to create a response plan. The plan includes things you can do when faced with situations that might cause you to use drugs again. As well, our counselors teach you alternative, healthy ways to deal with stressors. In the plan, you can draw on your support system to help you keep focused on your recovery. Part of the plan is to also identify the type of professional support you will need after treatment is completed. This can mean an aftercare program or an alumni engagement program.
During treatment, you learn to redesign your life to avoid places and people who might contribute to relapse. We also encourage you to develop new hobbies, interests, and relationships that keep you focused on a healthy lifestyle. This includes designing healthy daily routines since too much idle time can become another relapse factor. Relapse prevention is also at the core of our holistic approach to addiction medicine. Through treatment, we help you heal body, mind, and spirit.
Services to Help You Avoid Relapse
Relapse prevention therapy is part of the many services we offer to help you overcome addiction. Our staff designs personalized treatment plans that take into account your unique needs and situation. Our goal is to help you become stronger and ready to face the world, with a toolkit of sober responses. Through one on one therapy and group therapy, you work at your recovery. We also have a strong recovery community that offers support throughout your life. At the same time, we provide many opportunities to remain engaged and in contact with our therapists and other recovering patients. Our evidence-based recovery services include:
- Medication-Assisted Treatment
- Commitment therapy
- Mindfulness sobriety
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
If you are ready to begin a quality rehab program that includes relapse prevention therapy, call Gateway Foundation Chicago River North at 312.464.9451 and begin your journey towards a healthy, sober, successful life.