Relapse Prevention Plan

Addiction recovery varies for each individual. While some people achieve lasting sobriety on their first or second attempt, others struggle with chronic relapse. Relapse is not necessarily inevitable but is common and should be viewed as an opportunity for growth and adjustment in the recovery process.

The best way to prevent another relapse is to seek professional treatment from a program equipped to address the unique needs of chronic relapsers.

There are several strategies commonly used in these sessions that can be helpful to consider before taking the next step on your journey to lifelong sobriety and wellness.

Recovery Coaching

As a Recovery Coach, my aim is to guide clients with substance abuse problems and related mental health issues through the recovery process. In this role, I assist clients in determining their personal goals, recommending community programs, and providing advice to family members on how they can best offer support. Additionally, I support clients in performing daily self-care tasks and managing life activities such as co-dependency issues and self-esteem problems. I have personal experience in overcoming and recovering from substance abuse, which allows me to connect more deeply with people who are still struggling.

Similar to Life Skills Coaching, Recovery coaching uses a partnership model where the client is considered the expert on their own life. They decide what goals are worth pursuing, while I provide expertise in supporting successful change. Recovery coaching focuses on achieving goals that are important to the client, not just those related to recovery. The coach asks questions and offers reflections to help the client gain clarity and decide on actionable steps. Recovery coaching emphasizes honoring values, making decisions based on principles, creating a clear action plan, and utilizing current strengths to achieve future goals. The Recovery Coach also provides accountability to help the client stay on track.

The Recovery Coach supports any positive change, whether it involves helping individuals returning from treatment to avoid relapse, building community support for recovery, or working on life goals unrelated to addiction such as relationships, work, or education.

Recovery coaching is action-oriented, emphasizing improvement in the present and achievement of future goals.

Coping with Relapse

Coping with Relapse:

After experiencing chronic relapse, it’s common to find oneself immersed in feelings of guilt and shame. While a degree of guilt can help recognize personal responsibility and maintain accountability in the recovery process, excessive guilt can lead to a state of depression and hopelessness. This can manifest as the inner voice suggesting one isn’t deserving of care and that trying again is futile. Often, lingering guilt over past actions or a minor setback can escalate into a full relapse. Instead of remaining in this emotional darkness, it’s essential to acknowledge guilt as a signal to take responsibility for past actions, and then swiftly move forward.

Certainly, this is easier said than done. As a Recovery Coach, I specialize in helping individuals discover new strategies to release guilt and progress confidently in their recovery journey.

Consequences of Addiction

Addiction brings about a variety of detrimental consequences that profoundly affect both the individual with the disease and those in their vicinity. It can lead to depression, psychosis, anxiety, and significantly heighten the risk of suicidal thoughts. Additionally, addiction can severely impair relationships and financial stability, and may even drive individuals towards illicit activities and criminal behavior.

Understanding and confronting these consequences is often challenging for the addict. These sessions aim to unpack and address these repercussions within a therapeutic environment.

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