How to Prevent Relapse

By Jennifer McDougall

Have you ever wondered how Passages Addiction Treatment Center has such a high success rate and such a low relapse rate for clients who graduate from the program? The most commonly asked question we receive here at Passages is, “How can you confidently say that when I leave Passages Addiction Treatment Center that I will be addiction free and never want to use drugs again?”

Here is a list of ways our fully trained, friendly, and experienced staff can help prevent you from experiencing unwanted relapse from happening after you graduate from our rehab center.

Getting to the root cause of dependency 

Many people who have gone through other rehab programs or did step work may have never discovered the root cause of their own dependency issue. In many cases a person is put into a group setting to discuss personal struggles and share stories full of regret and troubled times. At Passages Addiction Treatment Center, we believe that the best and only way to truly treat and heal any person’s addiction is to peel back every layer, every fear; every reason an individual has been using drugs and alcohol to suppress feelings and emotions due to a situation or trauma in their life. We believe getting to the root cause of addiction is the only way one can truly become free from addiction.

Our research shows that people become dependent on drugs and alcohol because of one of these four causes:

  1. A chemical imbalance
  2. Events of the past you have not reconciled
  3. Current conditions you can’t cope with
  4. Things you believe that aren’t true

“One of the first actions we take at Passages is to ruthlessly scrutinize, always under a doctor’s supervision and care, the specific necessity of any mind-altering or mood-altering medications that our clients are taking. As soon as any non-essential drugs are out of their systems, the feelings they were trying to suppress usually emerge. When that happens, we can see what symptoms the client was masking with drugs or alcohol.” ― Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

“I began asking myself just what my high was about. What did I do when I was high that I didn’t do when I was sober? What was wrong that heroin fixed?” ― Pax Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

“Heroin was a coping mechanism that I had used to deal with my underlying fears. They were the real problems; heroin wasn’t the culprit, my fears were.” ― Pax Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

“If those underlying conditions aren’t treated, the return of those symptoms may cause us so much discomfort that we’ll go back to using addictive drugs or alcohol to obtain relief. That’s the primary reason there is such a high rate of relapse among people who have become dependent on alcohol and addictive drugs. It has little to do with alcohol and addiction themselves and almost everything to do with the original causes that created the dependency.” ― Chris Prentiss, The Alcoholism and Addiction Cure

Around the clock professional care

It starts by providing around the clock care while you are in rehab. We have a fully trained medical team and an expert client service staff that are here to assist and provide each client with exceptional 24/7 care.  No matter if it is the weekend or a holiday, we provide around the clock care, to ensure comfort, security, and professional medical assistance for each and every individual.

19 Holistic Treatment Methods 

The treatment that is offered exclusively at Passages Addiction Treatment Centers is customized to each and every individual- making your stay with us effective in healing and overcoming your dependency to drugs and alcohol.

Continuing Care at Passages 

Although we provide you with the tools you will need to face the future head-on, we do not throw you out into the world without any support. When you leave Passages Addiction Treatment Center you are not alone. Our aftercare team will address social, career, environmental, and financial concerns that you will face after rehab. They will also provide you with recommendations for local therapists in your area and contact information so that if you ever have a question or concern you can contact your specific after-care giver to assist you.

Call Passages Addiction Treatment Centers today if you or a loved one is battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. Our admissions department is available 24/7 and can be reached directly by calling our toll-free number at (888) 397-0112. We look forward to speaking with you soon.

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