What is a relapse prevention program, and how can it help me solidify my recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism? When your goal is recovery from substance abuse, it’s helpful to keep in mind what kind of goal this is. Recovery isn’t a one-time deal. Rather, it’s a lifelong practice. Relapse prevention programs acknowledge this fact and are designed to help you work through the temptation to fall back into drug addiction or alcoholism.
It’s also important to remember that temporary setbacks such as relapse are just that: temporary. Relapse prevention programs can help you think of relapse in a constructive way—as something that you’re overcoming, rather than the end of hope for you. Click here to learn more about what happens when you relapse.