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Relapse Prevention Tips


Relapse Prevention Tips

Relapse prevention programs are designed to help recovering addicts work through challenging situations when temptations are present. It’s important to understand that recovering from addiction is a life-long practice. The recovery process takes tools and skills learned through treatment to maintain sobriety and a healthy lifestyle. Banyan Treatment Center shares the best tips for relapse prevention for those in recovery.

Preventing Relapse after Drug and Alcohol Treatment

  • Focus on your progress thus far and always set goals for yourself.
  • Stay positive and understand that the decision you made to go through treatment has completely changed your life for the better.
  • Be mindful and aware of what your triggers are. Don’t put yourself in situations that you know will bring about the urge to use again.
  • Stay busy and fill your time with positive hobbies and activities. Too much down time can cause recovering addicts to go back to their old ways.
  • Surround yourself with supportive people who respect your sobriety and are there for you when times get tough. These people may include a sponsor and other sober friends in recovery.
  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Continue your aftercare plans.


At Banyan Treatment Center, we provide ongoing relapse prevention programs for recovering addicts. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, contact one of our specialists today for a free assessment. Reach out to us at 1-888-781-9297.

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