If you have recently gone through a relapse, the very first thing you need to do is refrain from getting down on yourself. It’s something that happens to as many as 65% of the people who go through rehab. There is no time or room for shame. This is the time for you to find the courage to pick yourself up and keep fighting. In our Ohio rehab center, we see returning clients all the time. It’s not something we want to see, but we do understand the realities of the addiction treatment business. What are the realities? The realities include addictions are powerful diseases that never go away and can only be laid to rest. The other main reality is rehab is the only realistic way someone is ever going to be able to lay their addiction to rest. Here’s something you need to understand about top addiction treatment professionals. They will stay in the fight with you.
They will not judge you if you relapse and everything they do during your first treatment program are geared towards trying to make sure you leave rehab with the tools you need to prevent relapses. When you do get yourself back n the door of rehab after a relapse, you can expect things to be a little different. What does that mean to you? It means you need to prepare yourself for a more rigorous treatment program than the one you received originally. At the very least, you might want to consider a bigger commitment to the treatment process. What does making a bigger commitment mean to you? It means putting yourself forward and accepting that you may need to participate in a long term treatment program.
Long-term treatment programs can run for 90 days all the way up to 180 days for someone with a severe addiction. Yes, the fact you are struggling to stay in recovery is indicative of the fact you have a severe addiction to alcohol. The question is, “what else can a rehab facility do for clients who are relapsing?” You can find the answers below.
How Can an Ohio Drug Detox Center Adjust My Treatment So I Don’t Relapse Again?
If you are struggling to stay sober, we accept that to mean something about the treatments you have been getting isn’t working. Assuming that’s the case, it’s a good bet we are going to look for ways to change your program and throw in some new treatment options. As a top rehab center, we try to maintain a full range of addiction treatment options. That gives our therapists plenty of flexibility as they try to customize treatment plans for each client. In your case, we would look at the treatments you received prior and also look at the circumstances that may have caused you to relapse.
The hope is we would be able to identify the weak link in your treatment and start addressing it immediately. As far as some of the other treatment options we might employ to help you, the list includes the following:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectal Behavioral Therapy
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- Holistic therapies
- Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis
Our objective would be to select the option or options that would help you get a better understanding of the power of your addiction. From there, you could start targeting your coping and life skills directly at the problem. With better coping and life skills, your chances of avoiding relapses would improve.
Other than elongating your time in treatment and changing treatment methods, we might also want to make sure you leave rehab with more aftercare support. Some of the aftercare options you might want to consider would be:
- Continuing outpatient counseling
- Spending time living in a sober living home
- Regular attendance in 12 Step meetings with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
- Participation in alumni programs and events
If you have been through a recent relapse, all we can do is encourage you to get right back into treatment. It’s still the best option you have if you intend to beat your addiction. When you are ready, we will welcome you back into treatment at our facility. For more information about our addiction treatment services and facility, you can pick up the phone and call one of our reps at 833-497-3812. Someone is manning the phones 24/7.