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Should I Go Back to Rehab?

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Going Back to Rehab?

Anyone who has already overcome drug addiction may think that they would never risk going back to rehab. The fact is that drug addictions are difficult things, and what is even more difficult is overcoming one for good. Many users feel extreme guilt after having a “slip” and using again, even if it is relatively common for those struggling with addiction to be tempted after rehab.

The most important thing to do after slipping back into drug or alcohol use, even just once, is to get in touch with someone that can help you. At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we are here to help everyone with many kinds of addiction – even if this is not your first time at a rehab center.

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Understanding Why You Might go Back to Rehab

How common is relapsing after rehab? You might be surprised. The first four years you are back from rehab are considered the hardest. During this time, it is more common for people to relapse and begin using drugs or alcohol again. Some studies have found that 40% to 60% of people who successfully complete rehab will relapse at least once.

For those who did not go to rehab, the chances of relapse are 90%. Drug addiction is not something that can be cured. Instead, it is a condition that proper rehab can train you to manage effectively for the rest of your life. That is why Resurgence focuses on equipping you with all the tools you need to be successful in managing your addiction for the long haul.

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Does Going Back to Rehab Mean My Treatment Has Failed?

If you find yourself considering going back to rehab, you may wonder if this means your first treatment failed. The answer to this is no. Addiction is a chronic disease. Like any other chronic disease, it can be difficult to follow a treatment plan exactly for the first few years.

When you get back from rehab, trying to find the balance between the good parts of your old life and your new sober life can be difficult. Relapse usually happens when people stop following their treatment plan. Maybe you go to a party where you know drugs will be present, expecting that you can just ignore them. Maybe you decided to spend time with a friend who you know is still drinking alcohol.

No matter what leads to your relapse, it does not mean that your treatment failed, or that you can not overcome your addiction. It simply means you were not prepared well enough to avoid temptation. Going back to get treatment once again will only help you to be better prepared to avoid things that trigger your drug or alcohol use.

The Dangers of Relapse

If you have struggled with a drug or alcohol addiction, you are probably already very well aware of the negative impact these substances can have on your mind and body. Relapsing after coming back from rehab carries its own risks as well. If you use drugs or drink alcohol again after getting clean, you run a serious risk of overdose. This is because people who relapse will often use the same number of drugs or drink the same amount of alcohol that they did before going to rehab.

Now that your body is detoxed it is not used to having these substances in your system, which means you can overload yourself with a small amount. Consuming a large number of drugs or alcohol at this point can very easily lead to an accidental overdose, and even death.

Mental Illness and Going Back to Rehab

The idea of having to go back to rehab may make you feel a range of negative emotions, from sadness to frustration to anger. If you have a history of mental illness, these emotions can be even more powerful and difficult to get rid of. By going back to rehab, you are not only continuing to treat your addiction, but you are also helping to care for your mental health.

At Resurgence, we always treat your total health, not just your addiction. That includes addressing your mental health and working with you to find the right treatment options to reduce the symptoms of your mental illness.

Treatment Options

No matter what kind of treatment you chose the first time, we have several different treatment options if you need to go back to rehab. If your relapse has been severe, and you have been using drugs or alcohol regularly again, you will likely have to go through detox.

With both social and medical detox options available, we can help you make the detox process as comfortable as possible. After you have completed detox, we can get started on your personalized treatment plan. Some options that we have available are:

  • Medication-assisted treatment, or MAT. This treatment uses both medicines and counseling, and behavioral therapy to create a totally inclusive treatment plan for clients. This approach works great at treating detox, withdrawal symptoms, and underlying mental health issues.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, works to help clients recognize the situations that trigger their drug or alcohol use. Then clients can learn how to avoid and cope with these situations to help them stay clean.
  • Contingency management, or CM, works by giving clients positive incentives, such as money or vouchers. Clients receive these incentives for things like remaining drug-free, for attending and participating in therapy sessions, or for following their treatment plan.
  • Family therapy helps clients with drug or alcohol problems, as well as help their families. By talking about how the client’s drug or alcohol use affects the entire family, we can improve the overall happiness and health of the family as a whole.
  • Twelve-step facilitation, or TSF, is an individual therapy typically completed in 12 weekly sessions. These sessions help prepare clients to join 12-step support programs after rehab. 12-step programs like Alcoholic Anonymous are not medical treatments. But they provide clients with a support system that knows what they are going through. TSF follows the 12-step themes of acceptance, surrender, and active involvement in recovery.

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Paying for Treatment

The first step in your journey to overcoming your relapse into drug or alcohol abuse is simple: contact us. Every member of the Resurgence Behavioral Health team prides itself on building an affordable, personalized recovery plan for each client – without sacrificing quality. Our free insurance verification allows us to help you figure out exactly what your insurance will pay for.

We accept most PPO insurance as well as private forms of payment for treatment. We will also communicate with your insurance provider to ensure that you receive every benefit that you are entitled to. You can complete a simple form right from our website or call us directly.

At Resurgence Behavioral Health, we believe that your environment is just as important as your treatment plan. That is why our locations are in safe and secure neighborhoods, with plenty of open space for peace and quiet. Our warm, sunny weather and proximity to beaches and parks mean that, when you are ready and able, you can enjoy being outside.

And our specially prepared nutritious meals help to support your total physical recovery. How common is relapsing after rehab? The fact is that it does happen and is nothing to be ashamed of. What matters is that you are willing to continue your journey to lead your best addiction-free life.

Let us help give you the addiction treatment that you deserve by arming you with all the tools and resources that you need to be successful. Call us today to get back on the path to sobriety.

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