Relapse prevention programme
The reality is that a small percentage of patients leaving residential rehabilitation will always relapse back into old destructive ways within the first few years, months or even days after concluding the programme. For this reason Cassiobury Court ensures a proven programme of aftercare and relapse prevention will be put in place upon the conclusion of the rehabilitation programme we provide to our patients. From the start you will be assigned an appropriate aftercare team. You will also be armed with an assortment of coping strategies to ensure the risk of relapse is kept to a bare minimum.
Our proven aftercare process
Upon the conclusion of your rehabilitation programme a formal aftercare process will be initiated and a support group will be put into place. You can read about our aftercare programme here.
The stages of relapse
Relapse is an umbrella term for a series of interrelated events which lead up to and include your continuation of addiction. Psychological or emotional relapses must occur before the event of physical relapse can take place. Relapse has its origin in a rather unconscious process when your emotions steer your behaviour towards people and places where relapse is most likely to occur. Eating and sleeping habits are usually disrupted and it is often difficult for the sufferer to understand why their body is going through this ‘trauma’. It is essential for the sufferer to at least recognise the early signs of ‘emotional relapse’ in order for them to act fast in seeking professional help.
If the sufferer does not recognise the early stages of relapse it is likely the person will feel more and more exhausted both psychically and emotionally to the point where a conscious wish to relapse is allowed to manifest. Seeking out early assistance and ensuring the sufferer looks after their nutritional and sleep requirements is key. It is also common for those who suffer from emotional relapse to feel a sense of isolation. This feeling of isolation is a key reason for many people relapsing. Having a professional support network is an essential resource for those who are now in recovery.
If emotional relapse is left unchecked it will likely develop into mental relapse where the person’s unconscious desire to relapse is allowed to develop into a conscious wish to return to old addictive habits. This desire to relapse is often accompanied by an erroneous belief that this time around the person will be able to manage their addiction. It now becomes critically important for the sufferer to seek out help before the urge to relapse becomes too great to bear. If help is not sought out it is likely the sufferer’s battle with relapse will soon transcend into a battle with full blown addiction.
Call us today on 0800 500 3129
Seeking early professional intervention will ensure relapse prevention is a much easier goal to attain. Call Cassiobury Court today on 0800 500 3129 in total confidence to learn more. Our Admissions Manager will run you through initial assessment and an action plan will be put in place.