Category Archives: Relapse Prevention

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  • After Alcohol Rehab: Preventing Relapse and Ensuring Long-Term Recovery
    April 2, 2018
    Learn the Tools to Protect Against Relapse After Alcohol Recovery Overcoming alcohol or drug addiction is extremely challenging – both mentally and physically. Medically assisted detox and rehabilitation can offer an effective means to overcome dependency and addiction. Continue reading for an overview of the detox, rehabilitation and post-treatment...
  • The Science of Addiction Cravings and Preventing Relapse
    March 5, 2018
    Brain Science Explains Addiction Cravings Psychology explains that cravings are common, often coming from a place of incompleteness or a need for relief from suffering. The feeling of incompleteness — feeling inadequate, flawed or fundamentally lacking in some way — can be a source of great psychological pain for...
  • How Long Does It Take for Opioid (Painkillers/Heroin) Cravings to Go Away?
    February 26, 2018
    When Will Opioid Cravings Finally Stop? Do heroin cravings ever go away? Opioid addiction, including heroin, is one of the most debilitating and habit-forming types of substance abuse. Opioids produce powerful effects that cause the brain to crave more doses, rewarding the user with a surge of dopamine in...
  • CBT for Alcoholism: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Discover Root Problems of Alcohol Addiction
    December 21, 2017
    Addiction is much more than just a physical dependence on a substance. A person struggling with addiction will change their behaviors and attitudes in negative and destructive ways that prolong the addiction, ultimately worsening it. While detox and medical therapies are critical to overcoming alcoholism and alcohol dependence, cognitive...
  • Transitioning from Inpatient Treatment to Aftercare, Sober Living and Preventing Relapse
    December 4, 2017
    Alcohol, opioids, cocaine…regardless of which substances are involved, successful rehabilitation from substance abuse and addiction takes professional care and time. Many are aware that addiction treatment should be completed in phases – if the treatment is to have a lasting effect. The first phase of treatment is perhaps the...
  • 12 Ways to Best Provide Alcohol Abuse Solutions
    October 16, 2017
    Addiction treatment professionals approach alcoholism in mostly the same way they would try to treat any other form of chemical dependency. However, there are a few techniques and approaches that are unique to the alcohol abuse treatment process. An effective treatment program for alcohol abuse is going to include...
  • Why a Great Alumni Program Is Critical for Long-Term Sobriety
    June 14, 2017
    Getting treatment for addiction is essential. Yet the recovery process doesn’t stop after inpatient treatment ends. A man rebuilding his life after addiction benefits greatly from ongoing support to help keep the momentum going. That’s why a strong alumni program is critical to maintaining sobriety after rehab. There are...
  • Effective Ways to Prevent Relapse After Addiction Rehab
    May 1, 2017
    Completing an addiction recovery program is a huge accomplishment, and it’s the first step in living a long and healthy life. To maintain the new trajectory you started in treatment, you’ll need to tend to your recovery on an ongoing basis. This is a lifelong process and having some...