Between 40-60% of patients relapse during their recovery from substance abuse disorders. James Mirazita, MD, and his team offer relapse prevention services at Oasis Recovery in Nashua, Bedford, and Concord, New Hampshire. While you shouldn’t see relapse as a failure, the team offers customized treatments to help you maintain your progress. Call Oasis Recovery or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about their relapse prevention program.
A relapse occurs when you return to substance abuse after a period of abstinence. Relapse is a common setback during recovery, but not a sign of failure.
Substance abuse is a brain disorder that causes distorted thoughts and behaviors and abnormal activity in the regions of your brain that control judgment, decision-making, and impulse control. It takes time, careful treatment, and commitment to help your brain recover and for your cravings to stop.
Many factors contribute to your risk of returning to substance abuse. For example, if you lived with a substance abuse disorder for many years, you have a higher risk of relapse than if you abused drugs for a year or less.
You might also have triggers that induce your cravings and desire to use drugs. Stress, sadness, or seeing people or places that you associate with drug-use can stimulate your cravings. If you started using and abusing drugs to manage pain, physical discomfort or injury could lead to relapse.
You’re also more likely to relapse if you don’t use aftercare services like peer support groups, counseling, or other prevention programs. These services provide additional accountability to help you maintain your sobriety.
The team at Oasis Recovery provides relapse prevention programs to help you maintain your sobriety. They offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which helps control your physical cravings and withdrawal symptoms so that you can focus on other aspects of recovery.
Many patients use MAT for 18 months or during recovery. However, your relapse prevention support doesn’t end when you taper off MAT.
At Oasis Recovery, relapse prevention includes a structured monitoring program and follow-up appointments. You maintain close contact with the team and can reach out for support and advice at any time.
First, be kind to yourself. Addiction is a chronic illness and has relapse rates similar to those of other conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes.
Second, call the team at Oasis Recovery and schedule a consultation. They can evaluate your condition and provide the treatment you need to get back on your road to sobriety.
Call Oasis Recovery or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about relapse prevention.