“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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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
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.
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If you or someone you know would benefit from our treatments programs, please call us for a free, confidential assessment.
1642 Powers Ferry Rd.
Building 28, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30067
2812 Hillcreek Dr.
Augusta, GA 30909
RiverMend Health Centers provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services, including the evaluation and diagnosis of addiction, co-occurring conditions and other types of mental health disorders. Led by board-certified physicians and licensed clinicians, we offer treatment programs in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia.
Our services include intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, family treatment and individual counseling, relapse prevention, recovery planning, coaching and spiritual care. Through our unique affiliations with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and Bluff Plantation, our experts can successfully evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide variety of behavioral health, addiction and mental health conditions.
RiverMend Health Centers is a Trade Name of Georgia Detox and Recovery LLC, a State of Georgia Department of Community Health Licensed Addiction and Recovery Center.
Georgia-Based Behavioral Health, Addiction Treatment and Outpatient Programs