Chronic Relapse Treatment in San Diego
As the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) notes, relapse is both an event and a process. The event of relapse happens when you start using a substance after a period of recovery. Whereas the process of relapse happens when you let go of healthy changes and fall into old patterns. However, you can overcome chronic relapse issues with chronic relapse treatment.
At Sober Life, we know it can be difficult to find support that fits your life. It can feel daunting to continue your recovery without the around-the-clock care you may have experienced with inpatient care. You want to maintain your sobriety and build a life in long-term recovery. Yet, you have family, work, or school responsibilities and obligations you must also maintain in recovery.
Moreover, you want the independence to still live your life and pursue goals in conjunction with recovery. However, your long-term well-being should not be a juggling act. Thus, we believe in providing flexible chronic relapse treatment so you build tools to live your best life in recovery.
The Challenges of Chronic Relapse
You have sought out treatment because you know addiction can and has been detrimental to your life, goals, and relationships. When you sought support, you never intended to experience relapse or chronic relapse. While addiction is a chronic condition with a relapsing feature, as noted in Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research, addiction is not purely a chronic relapsing disorder. With effective treatment and support, long-term recovery is possible in addiction.
Moreover, as Nicholas Guenzel and Dennis McChargue note in Addiction Relapse Prevention, chronic relapse treatment is a preventative treatment that addresses the challenges in the process of relapse. Listed below are some of the emotional, mental, and physical challenges that can increase the risk of relapse:
- Distress denial
- Constantly thinking about the people, places, or things you associate with using
- Romanticizing past use
- Minimizing the consequences of past use
- Initial substance use again
Here at Sober Life, we know avoiding thoughts or cravings for substances is an unrealistic expectation. However, it can be easy to get caught up in the idea that cravings or thoughts of substance use are a failure. You are not a failure or alone in your fears about relapse. Addiction affects everyone, but long-term recovery is for everyone, including you. Therefore, you deserve the opportunity for chronic relapse treatment that addresses your specific needs and concerns about recovery.
Finding Chronic Relapse Treatment at Sober Life
Completing detox or inpatient treatment is an accomplishment to celebrate. Yet, it can feel daunting to figure out what your next steps should be for long-term recovery. You may worry about how you are going to maintain your sobriety on your own. However, you are not alone in finding your independence in recovery to live your best life.
At Sober Life, we offer different levels of outpatient care to meet you where you are on your recovery journey. Through a holistic approach to care, you can build the tools you need to foster a healthier you. Holistic care gives us the opportunity to address how every part of you and your experiences have contributed to your misuse and how you view your challenges with addictions. Our commitment to service-oriented care as a Joint Commission-accredited rehab and mental health services center allows us to address your specific experiences for long-term healing.
Discovering Your Path to Healing
We know there is no one way to heal and build a healthier you. With chronic relapse treatment, you can find the right path to long-term recovery for you. At Sober Life, we believe effective recovery should give you the tools for independence to thrive in every part of your life. With flexible outpatient care and individualized chronic relapse treatment, you can be productive at work or school and foster healthy connections with your loved ones.
Through a variety of low-structure and holistic care, you can discover the path to recovery that fits your needs and life. With a holistic approach to healing, you can build long-term healing tools to support your well-being in mind, body, and spirit. Holistic care is whole-person support to address how factors like your experiences, mental health, and access to support tools interconnect with addiction and chronic relapse. Thus, we provide addiction recovery and mental health recovery approaches with aftercare to support a resiliency-focused approach to building healthy lifelong coping strategies.
Addiction Recovery Approach
At Sober Life, we offer customizable chronic relapse treatment and a flexible aftercare program because you deserve an opportunity to live your best life. Maybe you are stepping down from detox and or inpatient care and need guidance on how to live an independent life in recovery. Or maybe you need a little extra support to help you take care of yourself while managing your responsibilities and obligations. No matter where you are on your recovery journey, there is a path to recovery for you.
Some of our holistic and resiliency-focused services for chronic relapse treatment include:
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Virtual IOP (VIOP)
- Veteran IOP
- Adolescent IOP
- Aftercare programs
- Life skills
With a wide variety of affordable and flexible treatment programs, we can work together to build a chronic relapse treatment plan to support your long-term healing.
Mental Health Recovery Approach
Your mental health plays an important role in your well-being as it encompasses your emotional, psychological, and social wellness. When your mental health is impaired, it can make it difficult to respond to life stressors and relationship conflicts in healthy ways. Despite being a vital tool to help you navigate and engage in the world, many people do not seek support because of stigma. As noted in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, public stigma is a collection of negative attitudes and beliefs that create an environment of fear, rejection, avoidance, and discrimination against people with mental health disorders.
Yet, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) points out that 13.5% of young adults experience co-occurring substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health disorders. Moreover, difficulties with your mental wellness, especially when your mental well-being is neglected, can be a risk factor for relapse. As noted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), unaddressed stress has been linked as a trigger for substance use and eventual relapse. Therefore, Sober Life is committed to addressing co-occurring disorders and building healthy coping skills with our HealthyU program:
- Hybrid IOP
- Veteran IOP
- Holistic activities
- Aftercare programs
With holistic chronic relapse treatment, you can find the support and community you need to live a fulfilling life without addiction.
Benefits of Chronic Relapse Treatment in a Healing Setting
At Sober Life, we believe in fostering an environment where you can form lifelong connections to live your best life now and in the future. A healing space and healing relationships work in tandem to support long-term recovery. Thus, we have built a casual space in one of the oldest districts in Downtown San Diego, where connection and healing are at the heart of our community. The Little Italy district is a beautiful and vibrant place where you can find a lifelong community to discover living in long-term recovery is not a wish but a reality.
Addressing the Importance of Chronic Relapse Treatment
You may find it difficult or scary to imagine taking on your recovery outside of inpatient rehab. However, long-term recovery is not only about staying sober. Long-term recovery is about building tools to heal and thrive in every part of your life. While it may feel overwhelming, not taking steps to foster healthy patterns on the good and bad days with chronic relapse treatment can be detrimental to your life goals and relationships.
As Guenzel and McChargue note, chronic relapse can jeopardize:
- Academic goals
You deserve the chance to live a life informed but not hindered by your experiences with addiction. Reaching out for support with chronic relapse treatment is an opportunity to foster independence, resilience, community, and fulfillment throughout your life.