Relapse Treatment and Prevention

When an individual begins their journey on the road to recovering from a serious addiction, there is a chance they may end up relapsing.

Relapse is when you slip back into old and destructive behaviours. This could be purging - in the case of an eating disorder, drinking - if you are an alcoholic, or using drugs again if you have experienced drug addiction. Relapse also comes in a number of forms. A small relapse for an alcoholic could be having just one drink. A larger relapse could be having a drink, losing control and then having more drinks. Both of these can be a problem but it is important to understand that relapse is not the end of recovery.

Relapsing does not mean that the individual has failed at recovering from the addiction. It is very common for a former addict to relapse. There is no shame in coming back to receive more treatment if you have had a relapse. For those who are suffering from an addiction and have recently relapsed, Life Works has a range of judgement free relapse treatments available. We can offer you support encouragement and treatment to help you get back on the road to recovery.

To learn more about relapse treatment at Life Works, please call 01483 745 066 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.

I need relapse treatment, how can Life Works help?

Starting relapse treatment at Life Works is simple. It starts with a call to our enquiries team. They will ask you relevant questions and assess the problems you are facing. If the enquiries team believes Life Works can help, they will admit you as soon as possible. Once you arrive, you will begin your treatment plan. For some people, this may include a medically assisted detox and, for others, it might mean they join our therapy groups immediately. Our goal is to help you understand what triggered your relapse and then give you the tools you need to prevent another relapse in the future. Once you start treatment with us, you will also be assigned a primary counsellor who will help you through treatment. You will be paired with a buddy (another client who understands the routine and policies) who will help you navigate Life Works while you get settled. You will also speak meet with a number of medical professionals to ensure you are in the best possible shape to start your treatment.

Recovering from a relapse

Life Works has helped many people recover after a relapse. The most important thing to remember is that relapsing is nothing to be ashamed of as long as you get back in recovery. Relapse is rather like a boulder rolling down a hill. The longer you let it build up momentum, the harder it will be to stop.

Life Works handles relapse by providing a safe place to recover. We stabilise the client, helping them rebuild their support network, working with them to create healthy coping strategies and overcoming the guilt that sometimes comes with relapse. We also understand that relapse can be caused by a number of different issues. Some people may relapse because they left treatment too early. Other people may have become a bit too complacent with their recovery work. Plenty of other people relapse simply because they are put in a situation that they feel overwhelms their more healthy coping strategies. By calling Life Works, you can prevent your relapse from getting worse.

Contact us

Life Works provides first rate support and guidance in treating individuals who experience a relapse. To discuss how we can help you, please call 01483 745 066 or click here to complete a short enquiry form.


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