Staying sober is hard. Addiction changes the function of the brain and, as a result, the way a person thinks and perceives the world. Further, the addiction phase of the disease can easily last a year or more, deeply embedding these changes. If an individual has a severe addiction problem, recovery can take a long time, much longer than the stay in a rehab facility.
Relapse prevention treatment during rehab then becomes crucial to an individual’s long-term recovery since it extends the benefits of treatment into an individual’s normal life, helping them manage the inevitable risks they will face. While relapses do occur, and they are not the end of an individual’s recovery story, relapse prevention is still the ultimate goal of treatment.
Rehab enables individuals to learn valuable skills as well as benefit from the wisdom and experience of others, including their mistakes, to provide as many resources as possible for a client to use to get and stay sober. In rehab, clients can also contribute to the recovery of others which helps them regain a sense of empowerment and self-worth.
Substance abuse treatment, which includes relapse prevention, also helps to dismantle the problems that get in the way of all addicts’ recovery. Since addiction affects the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it changes a person’s ability to make logical decisions, control impulses and regulate emotions. These features make it difficult for addicts to reflect on their behavior, take constructive criticism and make necessary changes in their lives.
These are only some of the pitfalls that recovering addicts face during and after treatment. A sense of false confidence is another risk factor. Some recovering addicts think that, after rehab, they can go back to using because they “have it under control” now, but inevitably, this thinking leads to relapse and renewed health risks. Relapse prevention treatment, offered at Bayview Recovery as part of a comprehensive rehab program, can help clients receive the treatment they need and avoid these risks.
How Mental Health Treatment Can Help Prevent Relapse
Mental health problems can make recovery from a substance abuse disorder more complicated and challenging, and untreated or undiagnosed issues can be a primary contributor to relapse. Because people struggling with substance abuse are frequently not in control of their actions, mental health treatment requires clients to end their dependency first. Afterward, mental health treatment can focus on the underlying reasons the drug problem began, provide clients with viable alternatives to drug use and, as a result, decrease the chance of relapse.
When a client has both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse disorder, this is referred to as a dual diagnosis or a co-occurring disorder, and Bayview Recovery gives its clients comprehensive treatment pathways to address the mental health and substance abuse components of their illness. Our facility has the capabilities to treat the following mental health disorders:
- Bipolar disorder
Treatment centers which treat dual diagnosis concerns give their clients a higher likelihood of long-term sobriety because they offer a complete treatment solution that takes away a significant portion of the risk of relapse. Still, ongoing support for your mental health diagnosis, which may include medications in certain instances, will be necessary to sustain your long-term health. Bayview Recovery factors all of these concerns into your aftercare plan so you will get the ongoing support you need post-treatment.
How Extended Care and a Continuum of Care Can Enhance the Quality of Your Recovery
Not everyone can recover in 30 days because not everyone’s addiction pattern and history with substance abuse are simple. More severe issues will take longer to resolve, and too short a treatment stay may increase your likelihood of relapse. That’s why Bayview Recovery offers clients extended-stay options which give them ample time to heal and prepare themselves for a successful life outside of treatment.
Of course, longer stays come at increased costs, but Bayview Recovery has worked with every major insurance provider to get their clients all the care they qualify for, and this includes support for sober living and aftercare treatment, when appropriate, to extend your benefits and safeguard your health. Bayview Recovery has a firm commitment to ensuring that every client gets the quality of treatment they deserve and the amount of treatment they need.
The Advantage of Having Relapse Prevention Treatment at Bayview Recovery
Bayview Recovery offers a comprehensive rehab program designed to end your addiction, help you recover and sustain a healthy lifestyle long-term. We provide each client with a personalized course of treatment that includes a broad spectrum of the latest treatment modalities, extended care and a continuum of care that extends well beyond the completion of the program. Clients have treatment in a residential treatment facility that’s designed to feel like home, and they will enjoy among the highest staff-to-client ratios anywhere. Our treatment formats include:
- Dual-diagnosis treatment
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Somatic therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Meditation, mindfulness and yoga
You don’t have to struggle alone with your addiction. You can recover, with the right help. Call Bayview Recovery today at 855.478.3650 to begin your journey toward a healthier, sober life.