Relapse Prevention And Aftercare


Relapse prevention is an important component of any treatment program. Relapse prevention skills  help recovering addicts develop strategies for coping with cravings or triggers that may lead to the desire to use drugs and/or alcohol. Stress and discomfort are the major causes of relapse in early recovery. New River Wellness Center promotes the idea of Recovery Management and treating the disease of addiction like any other chronic medical illness. We encourage our clients to maintain healthy and therapeutic contact with our treatment program for the first year of recovery. 

Drinking and using has been a go-to solution for anger, sadness, depression and fear. Learning how to deal with discomfort or confrontation without drinking or drugging is something that takes time and practice. Relapse prevention education is a vital part of our practice and aftercare services provide ongoing support to assist our clients in maintaining their sobriety. This support and practice makes long-term recovery more successful.

The ultimate goal of treatment is long-term sobriety. Our clients are always welcomed at New River Wellness Center and we encourage contact even after a client leaves our treatment program. With our Alumni Program, we allow past and current clients the chance to interact as well as encourage and inspire each other in their recovery. If a client is ever in need of anything, we strongly urge that they contact New River Wellness no matter what the issue is. If any of our clients should ever relapse, we are here day and night to help them find their way back to recovery.

Many will believe that the recovery process ends upon completing drug treatment. In reality, the period after formal treatment is when the real work begins. The transition from drug treatment back into the real world can be difficult and temptations can be found anywhere. We believe and encourage a strong aftercare program including intensive outpatient programs including continued counseling (both individual and group therapy) and medication management. The goal of these types of programs is to provide information about the physical, emotional, social, and legal consequences of alcohol consumption and/or drug use and prevent relapse.