Relapse Prevention

Addiction Relapse Prevention in Brooklyn

Most patients want to stay sober after going through a medical detox and rehab. However, withdrawal symptoms and severe cravings make relapse prevention difficult in early recovery. According to NIDA, about 60% of people in recovery relapse within the first year. At Seek Counseling Brooklyn, we utilize evidence-based therapy and medications. More precisely, we perform medication assisted treatment in tandem with traditional talk therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma therapy. Relapse prevention therapy teaches you how to create a comprehensive prevention plan those emphasizes both your physical and mental health. 

One of the most significant hurdles to long-term recovery is the risk of substance relapse. At Seek, our Brooklyn therapy programs will help you steer the course and ensure that you remain sober and growing in recovery. Our Bay Ridge outpatient program is planned to show you how to identify and manage relapse triggers so that you can maintain your hard-earned recovery.

Medication Assisted Treatment is Relapse Prevention

Substance use disorder (SUD) is finally recognized as a disease and no longer observed as a moral failing. While medication-assisted treatment is not new in addiction treatment, it has been underutilized in last 20 years. MAT care has increased as the overdose death rates continue to rise in Brooklyn and New York.

Medicines like Buprenorphine,  Suboxone, and Subutex are significantly lowering overdose rates by curbing withdrawals and opioid cravings. In fact, MAT patients experience better outcomes than patients in abstinence-only based programs. At the same time, the use of buprenorphine has given opioid users a more effective relapse prevention medicine that can used beyond treatment. The same as a patient who takes insulin daily to control their diabetes.

Relapse Prevention Therapy in Bay Ridge

Our Brooklyn addiction treatment program helps patients identify and manage triggers that compel someone to drink or use. Therefore, we focus on teaching techniques for managing stress levels, and developing healthy coping activities.

Healthy coping activities might include:

  • Exercise: Exercising on a regular basis can be an effective way to manage withdrawals.
  • Meditation: Meditation can help you become more mindful of your thoughts and emotions.
  • Support groups: Participating in 12-step support groups provides a sense of peer connection that is essential in early sobriety.
  • Journaling: Writing in a journal can be a healthy outlet for communicating difficult emotions.

Take the First Step Today

At Seek Counseling Brooklyn, our relapse prevention therapy program in Bay Ridge can help you remain on the path of recovery with both individual therapy sessions and group therapy programs.

If you’d like to learn more about our relapse prevention therapy program and how it can help you regain control of your life, contact us today at 718-833-3320.

Brooklyn Addiction Treatment
Center in Bay Ridge

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