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