Category Archives: Relapse Prevention

Why Did Selena Gomez and Philip Seymour Hoffman Rush Rehab?

Celebrities Selena Gomez and Philip Seymour Hoffman have been making headlines this week and raising questions about how substance abuse should be tackled. Amid news of Hoffman’s tragic death of an apparent heroin overdose, reports surfaced that singer Gomez had completed two weeks of rehab for an undisclosed problem. Hoffman, too, had previously undergone 10 days of intensive treatment following a relapse after over 20 years of sobriety. Read More

Relapse Prevention: The 4th Step

“We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves”

The Fourth Step is a turning point in our journey of addiction recovery. It is a time for deep personal reflection. The confusion that we attempted to mask with self deception and drugs is about to diminish. We are embarking on a search for insight into ourselves, our feelings, our fears, our resentments, and the patterns of behavior that make up our lives. Read More

Five Things to Avoid If You Are In Recovery From Cocaine Abuse

Recovering from cocaine abuse is anything but easy. That is why the relapse rate for cocaine users is over 50 percent. You can decrease your chances for relapse, especially if you are committed to an aftercare program and have a great case management team. Remember that recovery doesn’t end when you leave a rehab facility. The good news is that there are a number of things that you can do to increase your chances of success. You are much more likely to relapse if you hang around people who use cocaine. That is why it is not wise to hang out with old friends if they still use drugs. It may be hurtful to lose friends, but it is important to remember that you need people in your life who help you not hinder you. Remember that there are plenty of new friends and people who will support you in your recovery. Go to a meeting and meet new people or start a new hobby! Read More

Building a Relationship With Yourself After Substance Abuse and Addiction

Recovery from substance abuse and addiction requires several different components. One of the issues on which you will have to work is on your relationships with people. How will treatment be able to help you reform these relationships with people in your life? Read More

Why Addiction Relapse Is So Powerful

Addiction relapse is the body’s natural response to the cessation of addictive behavior. During relapse, the mind and body effectively unify in the pursuit of homeostatic regulation, or feelings of “normalcy.” This unification culminates in a strong compulsion that can force treatment clients to pursue their addiction. The regulatory mechanisms at work are among the strongest that the brain can muster, so it is no surprise that it requires strong dedication and skill to avoid addiction relapse. Read More

Five great tips for sober living from an alcohol abuse program

Completing an alcohol abuse program is a great first step on the path to recovery. Now that you are clean, it is important to develop a lifestyle of sobriety to prevent relapse and keep your triggers at bay! Read More

5 ways to help yourself overcome alcohol addiction

To overcome alcohol addiction there are important tools to practice and manage if you want to successfully abstain and live a healthy lifestyle. Overcoming an addiction is not always an easy process, but hundreds of thousands of women have successfully broken free of their addiction and begun a new chapter in the lives with the proper tools necessary to have the freedom they want. Read More

Have You Relapsed? Relapse Prevention Strategies To Keep You In Recovery

Relapse prevention is a part of everyone’s recovery. Nearly everyone in recovery has heard the adage that relapse is a part of recovery. Still, no one truly wants to relapse. Anyone can give lip service to the idea of relapse prevention. You might think you’re strong enough to avoid a relapse or that you don’t need a relapse prevention strategy. However, everyone who’s ever had a relapse knows that all it takes is one moment of weakness or one unplanned stressful event to trigger a relapse. Putting together a relapse prevention strategy can go a long way toward preventing a relapse and getting back on track if it happens. Read More

Aftercare & Relapse Prevention: How To Know When You Are Ready To Sponsor Someone Else in Recovery

Aftercare is a continual process for people who have graduated from rehab. In addition to learning more relapse prevention strategies, an individual in aftercare may be approached about becoming a sponsor for another individual going through the recovery process. Sponsors play a significant role in providing a support for others in recovery. Individuals who have successfully battled their addiction, and have learned ways to help themselves when times are hard, those who have relapsed and prevailed, and those who are battling everyday can be a great benefit to those who are at the beginning stages of recovery, but how do you know when you are ready to sponsor someone else? Read More

Three Reasons Our Alumni Programs Are Key to Your Relapse Prevention Strategy

Alumni programs are an important part of relapse prevention because they help connect the recovery community and help women live healthy, sober lives after rehab. Alumni programming like events, newsletters, family days and group therapy can help a woman maintain sobriety, even in the face of real life challenges. Alumni programs are designed for women who have successfully graduated from drug and alcohol rehabilitation and are actively rebuilding their lives. Read More