Isn’t all addiction rehab treatment relapse prevention therapy? Yes. Certainly, all addiction therapy programs aim to help clients achieve sobriety through recovery and prevent relapses.
However, we understand that addiction is a chronic illness. Most people making an effort towards lasting recovery will relapse at some point–but it is important to remove shame and guilt from relapse. Relapse prevention therapy is a particular form of addiction therapy based on cognitive-behavioral therapy. It is characterized by the acquisition of specific skills to reduce the risk of relapse and normalize that it is often a part of life in recovery.
Mile High Recovery Center offers a relapse prevention program in Colorado at our rehab facility in the heart of Denver. To learn more about relapse and its risks, how to cope with it, and what relapse prevention therapy (RPT) entails, reach out to us today. Use our online form or call us at 303-268-2144.
RBT seeks to prevent relapses by anticipating when they might happen. Facing what is likely to provoke a relapse is an uncomfortable but necessary part of the process. The focus of the RBT work the client does with the therapist centers on identifying and processing those relapse triggers, which can be internal thoughts and emotions or external settings, people, experiences, or environments.
The relapse prevention plan is all about coming up with a strategy, fully developed and strengthened in advance to mitigate the risks posed by triggering circumstances or people. This involves learning and practicing specific skills to change thinking and behaviors in the face of those triggers.
Your RBT therapist will work closely with you, using a series of strategies to help you build skills and confidence. The basic overview of a relapse prevention therapy program is as follows:
Relapse prevention therapy is all about building your confidence and self-esteem. You truly can face the challenges ahead.
Along with relapse prevention therapy, the skilled clinicians at Mile High Recovery Center offer a range of other evidence-based addiction treatments as well. For example:
While enrolled in addiction rehab at Mile High, you can engage in experiential therapies, practice mindfulness, and participate in a 12-step program. We offer wrap-around care that we hope offers you the best chance at long-term wellness and sobriety. Learn more by calling 303-268-2144 or filling out our online form.
In Denver’s City Center neighborhood, Mile High is here to help you thrive throughout the Denver Metro area. If you or someone you love is ready to take the next steps towards recovery, call us today at 303-268-2144 to learn more about our outpatient programs.