Drug and alcohol relapse prevention and relapse prevention plan
For some people who deal with drug or alcohol addiction, it takes more than one attempt to quit using—but it doesn’t have to be that way. At Mirmont Treatment Center located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, we use a specific approach to chronic relapse, applying relapse treatment and relapse prevention techniques based on the Center for Applied Science Model of Relapse Prevention Therapy (CMRPT). Developed by Terry Gorski, an internationally recognized expert on substance abuse, mental health, and relapse prevention, the Gorski relapse prevention plan is proven to be successful in preventing addiction after initial treatment and for early intervention if relapse occurs.
Because CMRPT focuses heavily on the integration of cognitive (mental), behavioral and social therapies, a multidisciplinary team of clinicians works with you individually and in small groups to:
- Assess patterns and underlying issues that contribute to relapse
- Develop a personalized list of relapse warning signs
- Determine strategies for how to handle relapse warning signs
- Prepare your own relapse intervention plan to share with loved ones
- Develop an individualized plan to support sobriety and prevent relapse
An optimistic, encouraging approach to relapse and recovery
Patients who relapse often experience feelings of shame and hopelessness. Our relapse prevention program is structured in a way that encourages patients to have renewed hope and belief in the addiction recovery process and the long-term reward that comes from investing in sobriety.