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Keeping Addiction In Check

RiverMend Health Centers Georgia Behavioral Health and Addiction Recovery Programs“Successfully completing a treatment program” for an addiction disorder does not mean you have been cured and that ongoing care is unnecessary. To do so simply sets you up for relapse.

The addicted part of the brain will continue to work to try to move you toward relapse if your recovery program does not remain strong enough to keep it in check. To avoid this, RiverMend Health Centers of Georgia will continue to provide outpatient support groups and resources to help you stay sober.


Addiction Support Groups

Addiction supports groups in Georgia and elsewhere are highly beneficial. At a time when you may be feeling isolated by the addiction disease process itself, it is important that you interact on a regular basis with other people who are able to recognize your struggles and offer moral support. Other benefits of a support group include:

  • Developing positive friendships with individuals who will not encourage drug or alcohol use
  • Gaining assistance with alcohol or drug relapse prevention plans
  • Learning to empower yourself and develop control
  • Reducing stress or depression through appropriate social interactions
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Relapse Prevention

What do our experts at RiverMend Health Centers of Georgia in Atlanta and Augusta recommend for relapse prevention?

  • Attend relapse prevention and self-help groups
  • Develop a positive support network (family members, friends, employers, health care professionals and legal advisors)
  • Actively participate in your ongoing care plans
  • Embrace accountability measures including drug screening as a crucial way to monitor and demonstrate continued abstinence
  • Avoid the temptation of assuming that if you are doing well that you do not need to continue to work your recovery program

Lifelong Addiction Management is Key

9116801_mTo prevent relapse, addiction must be treated as a chronic life threatening condition such as hypertension and diabetes. Lifelong addiction management is key. It must receive continuous attention and monitoring for years to come.

RiverMend Health Centers of Georgia offers treatment for up to 5 years, in decreasing doses and based on documented recovery with appropriate drug test results. We continuously assess our treatment plans to ensure maximum success and to prevent relapse.

Get Help For Addiction Now

If you or someone you know would benefit from our treatments programs, please call us for a free, confidential assessment.

Call 1(844) 646-9313 to speak to a RiverMend Health Centers of Georgia drug use disorder expert. Our compassionate, friendly staff will guide you through a free phone consultation, discuss your treatment options, and schedule an in-person evaluation from an addiction medicine physician.


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