Relapse prevention requires a plan of relapse prevention techniques that help you or your loved one stay clean and sober, and to successfully continue in recovery. The\u00a0Promises Behavioral Health\u00a0professionals understand that recovery is not easy and that relapse prevention is an ongoing part of recovery. We are here to help you through your treatment and address your needs as a whole person. Discover the importance of relapse prevention techniques in your ongoing recovery. If you need addiction treatment after a relapse, contact our addiction treatment program at today. Facts about Relapse Relapse prevention is a part of the everyday life of someone in recovery. Did you relapse, and now feel like you failed in your recovery? Do you feel like your treatment program was not successful because of your difficulties fighting off triggers, cues, and the actual act of relapse? You are not alone. The\u00a0National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicates\u00a0that there is a 40 to 60 percent relapse rate among people with substance use disorders. NIDA, like several other sources, calls relapse a 'normal' part of recovery. There are significant risks associated with relapse, even though it is recognized as a normal part of recovery. That is the primary reason that you need to actively engage in relapse prevention techniques. Some potential risks and dangers that are associated with relapse include: \tDifficulty with control over triggers \tInability to cope with stress or\u00a0anxiety disorders \tReturning to the drugs that you used in the past or using new drugs \tUsing multiple drugs together \tExperiencing loneliness or other emotions that lead you back to the old people and old places and old things \tOverdose or death What are Relapse Prevention Techniques? Relapse prevention techniques involve developing a plan that is tailored to maintaining new behaviors learned in treatment that are specifically geared towards relapse prevention.\u00a0The Recovery Research Institute refers to\u00a0relapse prevention techniques as 'skills-based,' with a cognitive-behavioral approach and a behavioral approach that requires action. The\u00a0cognitive-behavioral therapy program\u00a0at Promises Behavioral Health helps you to understand your own internal dialogue, and to then take charge of your thoughts and your life. Learn to stop thinking of yourself as a failure and automatically experiencing other negative thoughts. Discover newer, more realistic, and positive patterns of thinking with the cognitive-behavioral approach to relapse prevention techniques. Your therapist explains and guides you through the cognitive behavioral therapy approach or\u00a0other addiction therapy program approaches\u00a0that help with relapse prevention techniques. Dual Diagnosis Treatment One reason that many people return to using drugs and alcohol are mental health conditions. Addiction and mental illness often coincide. Sometimes, the person started using drugs or alcohol to cope with mental health symptoms. Other times, mental health symptoms occurred as a result of addiction. However, when they got treatment originally, their treatment programs did not address the mental health condition. As a result, the individual didn't have the tools that they needed to battle their mental health condition sober. With dual diagnosis treatment, we give you the skills you need to stay clean and manage your mental health, ultimately preventing relapse. Our mental health treatment options include: \tAnxiety treatment \tDepression treatment \tEating disorder treatment \tProcess disorder treatment \tMood disorder treatment How Can Relapse Prevention Techniques Help Me if I Already Relapsed? Relapse does not mean that you did not succeed in treatment. There is a faulty assumption that some people have that tells them that the treatment program did not work if they relapsed. This is only a potentially faulty way of thinking about treatment and relapse, and not a determinate about your success or the success of your treatment. Contact us at to learn more about relapse prevention, or to start on your path to recovery today.