Sometimes, even after formerly addicted individuals get accustomed to changes in their lifestyles, they cannot sustain these transitions due to lack of motivation and inadequate post-treatment support.
To prevent the return of the addictive behaviour, Safe House incorporates relapse prevention as an integral part of its therapy programmes.
Relapse refers to the resurgence of addiction after long periods of complete abstinence.
Often, even while undergoing extensive treatment for their addictions, individuals may continue resorting to defence mechanisms like rationalisation, denial, and intellectualisation.
If overlooked, these thought patterns can cause a relapse in the behaviour towards the end of or after rehabilitation. The Relapse Prevention model proposed by Maratt and Gordon suggests that relapse prevention may occur due to overt factors like highly risky situations, as well as implicit ones like cravings and lifestyle factors.
What is Relapse Prevention?
Relapse prevention helps patients rationally evaluate their addictive behaviours and persevere in their journey towards abstinence.
Therapy and professional support can significantly help individuals overcome the addictive habit and unhealthy thoughts leading to it.
Thus, relapse prevention seeks to address the root cause of the issue so that the addiction never resurfaces.
Relapse Prevention Therapy at Safe House
At Safe House, our team of proficient mental health professionals understands the struggles and challenges faced along the de-addiction journey. Our comprehensive relapse prevention therapy incorporates various programmes that encourage the patient to persevere in the path of total abstinence:
- Mindfulness Through Yoga and Meditation: Living in the moment is the prerequisite to any lifestyle change. Our yoga and meditation retreats help patients re-establish their relationships with their inner selves and establish peace and calm. The tranquil premises of the centre contribute to mental and emotional healing.
- Nutritional Counselling: The more nutritious our meals are, the more aware we become of our bodily processes. Our nutritional counsellors prepare extensive meal plans that meet every patient’s specific food requirements and restrictions. And our seasoned chefs incorporate these specifications in every meal while retaining the taste!
- Incorporating Specific Therapy Types: The psychologists at Safe House are highly skilled in incorporating therapies like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. These interventions restructure the patients’ thought-processes and emotions, helping them develop healthy coping mechanisms to prevent relapse.
- Family Counselling: The patient’s family constitutes the backbone to a successful rehabilitation process. Our couple and family programmes help the patients’ family members to understand their addiction issues better. A conducive home environment plays a significant role in detecting and preventing relapse.
- Educational Lectures: Safe House organises elaborate lectures to help them understand the rehabilitation process and approaches, such as the Twelve-Step Programme. Such interactive study routines reiterate the significance of rehabilitation and encourage patients to continue in their endeavours.
Slow and steady wins the race, even when it comes to de-addiction and rehabilitation. We at Safe House make relapse prevention a seamless process for patients dealing with any addiction. Get in touch with us today, and let us begin your journey of abstinence and peace!