Relapse Prevention

You learn so much while attending a professional rehabilitation program. From gaining coping mechanisms to understanding your triggers, rehab can provide numerous tools you need in order to successfully beat addiction. However, one of the biggest worries people have when their program nears an end is how to transition successfully from the relative safety of inpatient rehab back into their regular lives. The temptation to use again can be intimidating. Making extra efforts to gain support through relapse prevention activities is one way to increase your confidence in making choices that are good for you in our women’s addiction treatment programs.

Cindy Essary
Cindy Essary
2023-12-01
Soledad has been a rewarding experience for me. I have come out so much happier, stronger and more motivated to make the changes in my life, to live the life I was meant to live. So, thank you to all the wonderfully talented people of Soledad who took such great care of me. Now, I can be the wife. mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend. Christian etc…that I want to be today, tomorrow etc…Much Love, Cindy 💕
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Mallory Trumbull
2023-07-23
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Leslie Hurndon
Leslie Hurndon
2023-07-08
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Kelly Harris-Stevenson
Kelly Harris-Stevenson
2023-05-01
When I prioritize the reasons that today I am 240 days sober!! I list God first & Soledad 2nd! & That is an absolute fact. My initial move to a sober living in California did not include Soledad but how grateful i am that God had a different plan. From the moment I was picked up at the airport I knew I was in the right place. The therapists, administrative staff, & house & day managers are absolutely amazing & felt more like FAMILY than employees of Soledad & now I am also grateful to Soledad because I am an employee as well!! The support I received whether it was therapeutic, Drs appointments, insurance or Short term disability assistance was phenomenal & readily given. I always FELT KELLY MATTERED which is something we don't feel from the world while on active addiction. I will end with this: if you have reached the point of Desperation due to your addiction & are ready to start living a healthy life as we were all meant to then SOLEDAD Treatment is exactly who & where you should be. GOD BLESS SOLEDAD & THE STAFF
Savannah
Savannah
2023-03-02
The staff at Soledad is above and beyond what I could have expected. This is an excellent sober living facility!!
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donny gath
2022-08-20
Most amazing program for women we have been a part of!!! The program is very structured, very supportive and most of all successful. I will refer everyone to Solidad I can that needs help, they saved my daughters life.
Samantha Proffitt
Samantha Proffitt
2022-06-04
I finally found a place where I could be safe. My entire life I've been searching for stability, unconditional love and a chance to have my own identity. I found that here at Soledad House. It wasn't easy and I stood in my own way a lot. The people at Soledad never gave up on me but they didn't baby me either. They let me know daily that I was worthy of living the life I had always imagined. They helped me to begin looking at my trauma and the shame around it. At Soledad House I am surrounded by the most powerful women who understand the seriousness of this disease and the courage it takes to fight it. Without this program I don't think I would be here right now. I am eternally grateful for Soledad House and the women on this journey with me. If you are looking for a program for you or someone else, please look into this one!
Katherine Egan
Katherine Egan
2022-05-27
I wish I had heard of Soledad earlier. It would’ve cut down a lot on my time spent in treatment if I had gotten to go straight to such an organized, segmented program that actually helps you set up for discharge and begin your life outside of treatment. Best treatment facility I’ve been to.
Amanda
Amanda
2022-05-26
I will have 4 years of sobriety in a few months. I owe so much of that to Soledad. I will forever be grateful for my time there. No recovery program is perfect, but I can confidently say that they genuinely care about every woman that walks through their doors.
Melissa Zapata
Melissa Zapata
2022-04-15
After 70 days of treatment from my previous treatment center, I decided to come to Soledad House. Let me tell you... best decision I ever made in a lifetime. What Soledad has instilled in me are things I will always carry in my recovery. The staff, counselors, doctors and admin make this place what it is. The homes are beautiful and the support I have received from the girls at this program will last a lifetime. I am almost 6 months sober now and owe it to this place. They also offer aftercare, which I am going to, and sober living as well. I dont think I would have come as far as I am now in my recovery if it was not for Soledad House. If you are ready for chance of a life changing experience , Soledad House is the place for you. THANK YOU SOLEDAD!

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About Relapse

Relapse refers to returning to using drugs or alcohol after being clean and sober for a period. This time without using is usually an intentional one and self-imposed. Sliding back into old habits is, unfortunately, all too common.

However, it’s not necessarily an inevitability, and you can avoid falling into the trap with some purposeful planning and education.

Relapse Stages

Relapse may seem to come on suddenly and out of nowhere, but there’s often a progression that precedes it.

First is usually a triggering event or events that can lead someone to begin their fall. This can be an interpersonal or social situation, or even a memory or emotion that occurs during a particular circumstance. Whatever this stimulus may be, it sets into motion a series of events. This series can lead to the individual engaging in the use of an addictive substance.

The trigger causes the person to want to reach for his or her vice. Soon, the person will begin to dwell on or obsess over this desire and may begin to insert himself or herself into situations in which it’s easy to access drugs or alcohol.

This culmination of events often ends with the individual using again, as has become the go-to pattern in the past. It’s a difficult cycle to break, particularly without relapse support and tools in place. Relapse prevention training can help you to learn defense strategies and coping mechanism for dealing with these triggers, along with tools to help you recognize them in the first place.

About Relapse Prevention in Women’s Recovery

Relapse prevention begins during the beginning of your rehab program. The therapy you undergo, skills you learn and support you receive all play a role in helping you to resist the temptation to indulge in your addiction.

However, substance abuse can take a strong hold over a person, seeping into your very being. You don’t develop an addiction overnight, so it stands to reason that it will take a great deal of time and dedication to overcome your dependence on drugs or alcohol.

Programs for Relapse Prevention in San Diego

Programs that focus on preventing relapse include extended care, aftercare program, sober living, and our Soledad House Alumni Program. These types of programs provide you with a solid foundation to your recovery. Additionally, they add a buffer before you step back into the real world. You gain extra time to build skills such as strong communication, trigger awareness, conflict management and self-awareness.

Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from others and to build a solid support network you can lean on during times when you feel alone. This is key to maintaining sobriety. This added time will also help to cement your newfound skills, giving you an adequate opportunity to practice them and to ensure you feel comfortable using them in your day-to-day life.

A critical component of a quality rehabilitation program is relapse prevention and learning how to prevent relapse. Here at Soledad House, we want you to move forward with the most addiction recovery resources at your disposal. You don’t have to battle addiction on your own. Call us today at 866.314.3222 to begin your journey to wellness.

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These therapies help our women achieve and maintain recovery. For more tips on navigating recovery or to learn more and begin your journey to sobriety, give Soledad House a call at 866.314.3222.

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