Relapse prevention is a class that is mandatory for all new Outpatient Clients. The class meets for six Saturdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. All new clients are to meet weekly with their counselor for an individual one-on-one counseling appointment and then attend the Relapse Prevention class for the first 6 weeks they are in treatment. The class is also required of those clients that have been a client for an extended period of time and are struggling in their recovery.
Recovery from drugs and alcohol is a life-changing journey. As a with any journey, the more prepared an individual is, the less likely they are to face problems. Preventing relapse requires more than just taking the medication prescribed and sheer will power. A good recovery plan is necessary. Relapse prevention classes are designed to take a look at the underlying reasons that caused an individual to begin using in the first place. Learning how to make changes in how you think and how you behave, helps to ensure success in recovery.
Studies have shown that the longer a person is in treatment, the better they will do in recovery. The Relapse Prevention classes provide the necessary education to give someone in the recovery process a good head start on their journey.