Institute for Behavioral Medicine

Relapse Prevention

Chemical dependence is often defined as a disease of chronic relapse. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes an average of 40-60% of addicted people will relapse after any given period of sobriety. Many times, people truly want to become sober, but lack the skills and knowledge needed to maintain sobriety.

At the Addiction Recovery Center, we focus on relapse prevention as pertains to all areas of our patients’ lives, including relationship, occupational, emotional, and spiritual issues. As a part of their treatment, all patients develop and maintain a Relapse Prevention Plan prior to discharge from the Intensive Outpatient Program. For those who complete the program and regularly attend on-site Aftercare meetings, the average relapse rate is less than 40% in the first six months of sobriety.