10 Oct How To Create A Framework for Relapse Prevention?
Developing a framework for relapse prevention is done through careful examination of each individual’s needs. Each person has a different approach to treatment and a specific recovery plan that works for them. Relapse prevention methods work in the same way.
Building Your Prevention Plan
Since each individual may need to focus on different aspects and skills they have learned through recovery, the recovery process is different for everyone. As we begin with a basic framework for relapse prevention, by the time we make the necessary alterations and adaptations, your plan will be completely individualized.
The framework of your recovery plan is built from the ground up. From working with your initial treatment team and throughout the rest of your life, Framework Recovery is here to support you. By looking at your obstacles and goals throughout the early stages of treatment, observing your current goals, and providing support after leaving our home, you can gain a well-rounded support system.
One aspect that many facilities fail to focus on is the potential support needed after completing recovery and fulfilling requirements at a sober living facility. While you will gain the skills necessary to move forward, it is common to experience signs of regression and new obstacles after completing treatment. Our open-door policy allows you to come back for help to reevaluate your plan and help you through future obstacles.
Through our sober living program, we will help you to develop the necessary skills to prevent a relapse from occurring in the future. Which skills are a priority will depend on your current situation and needs. Our team can help you understand the skills that are most applicable to your life outside of treatment so you can focus on the skills that are most essential for you.
While it is important to focus on different coping skills and mental health management skills, it is important to maintain relapse prevention skills. Having a plan in place and skills that you feel comfortable applying if you feel you may fall under the influence of a substance can help you properly handle the situation if it ever happens.
Within our sober living home, you will have many opportunities to put your prevention skills to use. While the other individuals living in the home are maintaining sobriety, you still have access to the outside world. This can leave you with possibilities for relapse and opportunities to practice, with a strong support group to come back to. You always have a safe space to come back to that is free of substances.
Continued Daily Tasks
Doing simple tasks such as making your bed, making meals, and following a self-care routine may seem pointless to worry about in sober living, as your main priority is to maintain sobriety. It is easy to disregard these tasks and try to focus on more enjoyable aspects of your everyday life; however, it is vital that you stay on top of these simple tasks.
If you begin to cease the completion of these daily tasks, it is much easier for your life to get thrown off balance. Following these habitual routines and practices may not directly correlate with the success of maintaining sobriety. However, they do impact the structure of your sober living situation. By keeping these tasks consistent and habitual, you can ensure you are taking care of other aspects of your life while focusing on your key goals during this time.
Each of the habits you have developed and adapted into your daily life throughout treatment was implemented for a reason. Continuing these habits and behaviors will help you maintain sobriety when moving to a sober living home and even past this stage. Staying accountable for your daily routine and ensuring you are engaging in healthy activities can help keep you on the right path to success.
While we desire to suit your individual needs, we also aim to create a safe communal space. By maintaining sobriety and holding up to the expectations within our facility, you can be surrounded by like-minded individuals who have similar goals. Your recovery plan with being individualized to your goals and needs. However, you will be surrounded by other individuals in a similar place.
By building a strong community and focusing on keeping the community as a whole safe, the potential for you to be influenced by substance use and give in to peer pressure is drastically decreased. When your home environment is safe from substance use, you will not feel as inclined to fall back into old habits.