Ending the Crushing Grip of Chronic Relapse

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Burning Tree announces after recovery month this past September they are furthering their purpose in ending the grip of chronic relapse.

Burning Tree announces after a month set aside for Drug Abuse Prevention, this October is poised to provide a stronger opportunity to better understand—and better respond to—the issues associated with chronic relapse. First and foremost may be a change in perspective of relapse, commonly considered by the general public to be a failure in the recovery process. The need for more effective treatment is another area of strong interest to both those experiencing a chronic relapse and the members of their support system.

Relapse is an expected part of the recovery process, and many treatment programs help an individual create a relapse prevention plan. The optimum plan takes into consideration the unique set of challenges for each individual, such as personality and lifestyle issues. Without a relapse prevention plan, the chance of achieving a successful recovery are slim. Even with a relapse prevention plan, an individual needs to follow the plan and assess if that plan is not working or no longer suitable, and repeated relapses demand new strategies be put in place.

An important area to note is when the relapse is occurring each time. Identifying this pattern of behavior can pinpoint what circumstances or situations are high risk ones. The relapse then can become a helpful tool to evaluate how to more effectively manage these situations, whether it involves contacting a sponsor for help or avoiding the situations all together.

In many cases, these short term approaches fail because the person suffering a chronic relapse has not yet learned the tools to effectively manage the factors that could lead to a relapse or has not received sufficient or suitable treatment for an addiction. The solution may come from finding a program that is designed to respond specifically to chronic relapse.

Burning Tree offers a program to treat individuals who have attempted to end their addictions elsewhere but have repeatedly relapsed. In some instances, a comprehensive evaluation may lead to a dual diagnosis, uncovering a mental health issue accompanying the substance abuse problem. These co-occurring disorders may have been previously undiagnosed, limiting the chances of a successful recovery.

The long term residential setting of Burning Tree offers a distinct advantage over short term rehabilitation centers and outpatient clinics. In this setting, addiction specialists can evaluate a client’s relapses over a period of time while continuing to guide an individual to use the necessary tools to avoid future relapses. The length of time becomes an important part of testing the practical application of the skills learned and reinforced throughout the duration of treatment.

Addiction specialists at Burning Tree have helped people from all 50 states to end their cycles with chronic relapse. This treatment at facilities in Texas, outside of Dallas and Austin, has given hope to individuals who struggled to find solutions elsewhere and helped family members find the right resources for their loved ones. More information about the complete drug and alcohol rehabilitation services available at Burning Tree can be found at http://www.burningtree.com. Inquiries by phone are also welcome at 866-287-2877.


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Michael Smith