Relapse Prevention

The Cognitive Behavioral Model

Relapse prevention is an important part of the recovery process. All clients will attend a relapse prevention track that spans almost the entire length of the treatment trajectory. Our relapse prevention model is predicated on the cognitive-behavioral model of therapy that stresses the importance of acknowledging and identifying triggers, modeling their dynamics in each individual, and developing individual relapse prevention plans that include specific trigger-management techniques.

A summary of this successful process is listed below:

  • Gain a clear understanding of why relapse prevention is important to the recovery process
  • Learn about the behavioral patterns and events that lead to relapse
  • Learn how to identify warning signs and relapse triggers
  • Learn how to develop a recovery program that supports ongoing identification and management of relapse warning signs
  • Client will better be able to interrupt the patterns of relapse by learning how to manage relapse warning signs and gain positive coping skills
  • Client will learn how to evaluate what he has learned thus far about relapse prevention, and will further assess where he is in his recovery process
  • Client will review what he has learned and will share feelings, care and concern for self and others as he begins his transition from treatment back into the community