Drug Rehab widens the scope of its drug addiction and alcoholism
treatment program as it expands its Drug Relapse Prevention Program
on: April 20, 2009, 2:19 am
Substance Abuse Treatment Center
response to the stressors that the current economic crisis has
borne on the US, many people in early recovery from drug addiction
and alcoholism have exhibited a need for more therapeutic support.
Mountainside Drug Rehab in Northwest Connecticut has expanded
its inpatient drug relapse prevention program to include non-former
clients. The scope and mission of this inpatient program adjunct
is to prevent drug and alcohol relapse and to implement the missing
parts required for a successful recovery from drug abuse and alcoholism.
economic crisis that started to unwind in 2008 has resulted in
many job losses, foreclosures and other financial stressors which
have impacted millions of people. One subset of this population
is people who are in the process of recovering from substance
abusive disorders. In response to the abnormal stress levels and
the acute need of varying support services for people in early
recovery, Mountainside Drug and Alcohol Rehab in CT has expanded
its Drug Relapse Prevention Program to include the large number
of people throughout the country in desperate need of support.
target population that has already filled up this program are
people who are in recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism
for periods greater than 90 days. Many recovering addicts and
alcoholics need an additional layer of support and /or need some
professional guidance and counsel to help build the missing pieces
of a beginning recovery, and this is where the Drug Relapse Prevention
Program is a great fit. Since its launch two weeks ago, there
have been program participants with 90 days to more than five
years of sobriety.
in 1998, Mountainside Drug Rehab has been finding new and innovative
ways to help the people that pass through the facility get and
stay clean and sober with better than average results. The following
guide is a useful framework for individuals to learn and recognize
the dangers and signals of a drug and/or alcohol relapse.
Do Relapses Occur?
Consider the following information:
• Approximately 2/3 of all relapses for any addiction (alcohol,
drugs, gambling, smoking, diets) occur within the first 90 days.
• The reasons for relapse are the same whether the addiction
is to alcohol, other drugs or gambling.
• During the first 90 days after withdrawing from alcohol,
drugs or gambling people may experience some periods of poor memory
or concentration, or they may overreact to stress. This may lead
• The longer a person is abstinent, the better these things
will get, but handling stress as it comes up is an important way
to prevent relapse. Not coping with stress is a major reason for
Recognize the Danger Signals
A return to alcohol, drug use or gambling does not just happen.
There is a process leading to the return. When you begin to backslide
or "slip," you go through changes that could lead to
a possible relapse. Some of the danger signals might be:
• You begin to isolate yourself from others and feel bored
and lonely much of the time.
• You find yourself easily irritated and relationships become
• You doubt your ability to stay abstinent.
• You act impulsively under stress, which causes even more
• You think you will never use alcohol, drugs or gambling
again, so you don't need a recovery program - you don't attend
support groups or counseling, and you reject offers of help.
• You try to impose abstinence on others.
• Your eating and sleeping patterns are disturbed and you
cannot get things done.
• You cover up your feelings of unhappiness and helplessness.
• You frequently feel sorry for yourself.
• You begin to think that you can handle alcohol, drugs
or gambling again and it will help you feel more at ease.
There are also other danger signals. What are yours?
If you feel any of these signals or danger signs Call Mountainside
Drug rehab and Alcoholism Treatment Center at 800-762-5433 Or
visit its Addiction Treatment Center Website at Drug Rehab Center
Intervention and 24 Hour Assistance Available
Contact our Admissions Department at 800-762-5433
Contact Details: Mountainside Drug rehab and
Alcohol Treatment Center
800-762-5433 or 860-824-1397
Or visit our website at www.mountainside.org/drug-rehab
PO Box 717
Canaan, CT 06018