Relapse Prevention

With our team of medical experts, the entire We Level Up NJ Treatment process is personalized from the very beginning. This is for everyone to maximize relapse prevention, focusing on underlying issues, one’s mental health, environment, and spirituality. Taking our direction will ensure relapse does not happen to you or your loved one.

How Common is Relapse?

Using drugs for a prolonged period takes a significant toll on the neurochemical makeup of the brain. Once you developed physical dependency and addiction, it is no longer a matter of your willpower versus a drug. Instead, it is an ongoing journey of modifying deeply rooted behaviors closely wired to our psychological triggers.

Relapse Prevention
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As such, relapse is a fairly common occurrence during the recovery process. The types of treatment used for substance abuse can also play a role in the likelihood of relapse. Typically, addiction treatment first involves some medical intervention followed by ongoing behavioral therapy or counseling. However, someone who only undergoes detoxification through medically aided detoxification is not likely to experience the same long-term success in achieving abstinence.

Rehabilitation for Relapse Prevention

Under our care, you may have initially requested admittance yourself or have been ordered into a rehabilitation program. You may have accepted that drugs are now controlling your or your loved one’s life. Unfortunately, they are no longer at a point where drug use is enjoyable, tenable, or manageable. Instead, the urge to use is crippling and overwhelming. And, one finds that they have lost all control over their drug use or drinking. Rehabilitation centers across the globe often have regular drug testing. Mainly when patients reside outside of the facility, to reinforce the importance of abstinence and prevention of relapse.

It is estimated that 40-60% of individuals with a substance disorder relapse at some point – nearly 1 out of every two people! [1]


Why is it that some individuals complete treatment yet relapses later? Simply put, they stop doing the work for themselves in recovery or stop taking suggestions from others and go back to their old ways. A well-organized, supportive recovery plan reinforces the path for each person, and any deviation from this plan on the client’s account often jeopardizes the professional, clinical, and medical recommendations that are urged to be followed.

In addition, a personalized treatment plan must address all phases of the patient’s addiction, both physical and mental. Differences in personalities, emotional stability, and living conditions may add stress which leads to behavioral changes that lead to the risk of relapse.

Look For Relapse Prevention Support

Making a change is necessary to overcome the disease of addiction or alcoholism, and one needs to constantly remind themselves that they want to change and continue to seek help, taking suggestions every day, which ultimately becomes second nature. Tell friends and family that you are quitting and ask for their support. Get support from everyone leading a life you desire to live, notably from recovering individuals.

Suppose you have a loved one suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction. In that case, you will definitely want to know how you can help them overcome this illness and prevent any possibility of relapse in the future.

How Residential Drug Rehab Helps

The main benefit of admitting to a residential drug rehab program is so you can keep away from the people, places, and things that used to keep you using and drinking while we work with you on the problems as they arise. Treating the illness while your behavioral patterns are arrested is integral to getting to the source of the problem. And while here, you will surround yourself with people who support your sobriety every step of the way.

Now you need to explore your options in treatment. There are many places to turn to for help, but a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center is your best option. Especially one with alumni that have been achieving years of sobriety. These centers have doctors, psychologists, social workers, and counselors offering addiction treatment services, helping you get to the crux of the problem, homing in on it, and empowering you with the tools to overcome this deadly illness. Residential drug rehabilitation with us has seen thousands of individuals overcome their addictions, and we have people to turn to for support and guidance every step of the way, even upon completion of our programs.

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While at We Level Up Treatment, we will teach you how to cope with stress and other problems that led you to your addiction or alcoholism in the first place. We will uncover the past and look at areas of your life that you have yet to look at. Above all, we will do this together. Our treatment experts will teach you other ways to relieve stress and achieve daily sobriety. Such as meditation, inventory work, and service to others to practice your spirituality. In this very practice, we see our lives recreate themselves. In addition, we will practice exercises on how to conquer your past, self-doubt. Also, how to challenge and overcome self-limiting beliefs.

Relapse Prevention by Coping With Stress

In this new and incredible chapter of your life, you will learn healthy ways of coping with stress and anxiety and see how it fuels your addiction if left unchecked. Healthy coping mechanisms and learning how to spot impulsivity will help prevent a relapse in the future. In addition, together, we will learn about creating a schedule and how this helps reduce the risk of relapse as it keeps your mind occupied with your responsibilities and keep you focused on what matters.

For many, relapse is common while recovering from drug addiction, but it does not have to be your story. This is primarily due to the individual not being committed to changing their behavior and taking the suggestions given to them by counselors, therapists, and those in recovery. Finding themselves slowly but gradually distanced from a network of those in recovery. Relapse prevention requires self-education on the condition of alcoholism or addiction and courage for follow-through. You must also know your triggers. Such as negative emotional states, familial or work stressors, physical discomfort, social pressure, specific behavioral patterns, and conflict with others.

Last but not least, to overcome addiction and for relapse prevention, make sure to never skip your recommended treatment programs, 12-step work, post-rehab therapy if necessary, and other aftercare services in your follow-up discharge plan. Never let your guard down because recovery is for a lifetime and a day at a time.

If you suspect you or a loved one might be suffering from addiction, contact We Level Up NJ to find the best treatment options for you.


[1] Treatment and Recovery – National Institute on Drug Abuse