The recovery process does not end when a person completes an inpatient recovery program. Actually, recovery is a process that lasts a lifetime, and returning to everyday life can present a completely new array of challenges, hurdles and stressors. When not properly addressed or healthily managed, these stressors can trigger a relapse.
Though relapse itself does not mean that recovery has failed, relapse is certainly something to be avoided. To ensure that our clients are fully equipped, we work with them to establish a strong foundation in recovery by providing them with the tools needed to prevent relapse.
RELAPSE PREVENTION PLAN
The hallmark of our relapse prevention program is the development of the relapse prevention plan. This is the detailed discharge document that clients will help develop, in close collaboration with sponsors and therapists. This document will provide ongoing strategies and resources for relapse prevention.
What is Relapse Prevention?
In some ways, returning home from rehab is one of the most challenging parts of the recovery process; it is during this stage that relapse becomes a concern. That is why Solution Based provides clients with a relapse prevention program, allowing clients to gradually transition back into regular life while receiving ongoing support and encouragement from sponsors, therapists and peers.
Relapse prevention begins with the creation of a detailed discharge plan. This plan provides clients with the resources they need to make a successful transition out of the Solution Based residential facility and into their everyday life. For some clients, these resources may include outpatient recovery services, partial hospitalization or simply access to an aftercare program. Additionally, clients will meet with their therapist to assess what they need in order to get back to their own life.