Relapse Prevention

Relapse Is A Threat To Everyone Struggling With Addiction

Relapse Prevention

Relapse Is A Threat To Everyone Struggling With Addiction

Relapse Prevention

Relapse Is A Threat To Everyone Struggling With Addiction
No matter what changes you make in your lifestyle and the success you’ve had during recovery, relapse remains a threat to anyone who has given up an addiction. This imperfect world still holds many triggers to use and you will continue to face cravings, even after recovery. The best thing to do is to remain alert and watch for the early signs of relapse. If you and your loved ones learn and watch for signs of slipping back into addiction, you can prevent relapse or at least catch it early and get help.

The first and most recognizable sign you as a recovering addict will see is a decreased interest in recovery. Sobriety may not seem as important to you, you might lose interest in hanging out with sober individuals, and you might let your attendance at support groups slide. As you do so, you will pull away from your family and friends, which will be the first sign they will likely notice. Whenever a recovering addict withdraws from loved ones, support groups, and the recovery community, they are at risk for relapse. Once the addict pulls away, they will face stronger and more urgent cravings to use. They might entertain thoughts of “what if” they use again. If you start to feel the slide, the first thing you should do is tell someone, whether it is a sponsor, counselor, or a loved one, and confide in someone else and get help.


Strategies For Aftercare


Completing a residential program is a monumental achievement, but the physicians and staff members at The Ridge understand that this is just the beginning of your recovery process. It is important to understand relapse prevention techniques to make sure the progress you’ve made lasts. While a patient undergoes addiction aftercare, it can sometimes be difficult to deal with cravings and avoid dangerous triggers than can cause relapse.

No matter what changes you make in your lifestyle and the success you’ve had during recovery, relapse remains a threat to anyone who has given up an addiction. This imperfect world still holds many triggers to use and you will continue to face cravings, even after recovery. The best thing to do is to remain alert and watch for the early signs of relapse. If you and your loved ones learn and watch for signs of slipping back into addiction, you can prevent relapse or at least catch it early and get help.

The first and most recognizable sign you as a recovering addict will see is a decreased interest in recovery. Sobriety may not seem as important to you, you might lose interest in hanging out with sober individuals, and you might let your attendance at support groups slide. As you do so, you will pull away from your family and friends, which will be the first sign they will likely notice. Whenever a recovering addict withdraws from loved ones, support groups, and the recovery community, they are at risk for relapse. Once the addict pulls away, they will face stronger and more urgent cravings to use. They might entertain thoughts of “what if” they use again. If you start to feel the slide, the first thing you should do is tell someone, whether it is a sponsor, counselor, or a loved one, and confide in someone else and get help.


Strategies For Aftercare

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Completing a residential program is a monumental achievement, but the physicians and staff members at The Ridge understand that this is just the beginning of your recovery process. It is important to understand relapse prevention techniques to make sure the progress you’ve made lasts. While a patient undergoes addiction aftercare, it can sometimes be difficult to deal with cravings and avoid dangerous triggers than can cause relapse.

No matter what changes you make in your lifestyle and the success you’ve had during recovery, relapse remains a threat to anyone who has given up an addiction. This imperfect world still holds many triggers to use and you will continue to face cravings, even after recovery. The best thing to do is to remain alert and watch for the early signs of relapse. If you and your loved ones learn and watch for signs of slipping back into addiction, you can prevent relapse or at least catch it early and get help.

The first and most recognizable sign you as a recovering addict will see is a decreased interest in recovery. Sobriety may not seem as important to you, you might lose interest in hanging out with sober individuals, and you might let your attendance at support groups slide. As you do so, you will pull away from your family and friends, which will be the first sign they will likely notice. Whenever a recovering addict withdraws from loved ones, support groups, and the recovery community, they are at risk for relapse. Once the addict pulls away, they will face stronger and more urgent cravings to use. They might entertain thoughts of “what if” they use again. If you start to feel the slide, the first thing you should do is tell someone, whether it is a sponsor, counselor, or a loved one, and confide in someone else and get help.

Strategies For Aftercare

Insert Your Creative Sub-Headline Here

Completing a residential program is a monumental achievement, but the physicians and staff members at The Ridge understand that this is just the beginning of your recovery process. It is important to understand relapse prevention techniques to make sure the progress you’ve made lasts. While a patient undergoes addiction aftercare, it can sometimes be difficult to deal with cravings and avoid dangerous triggers than can cause relapse.

Rave Reviews

The Ridge Success Stories

  • "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
  • "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
  • "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
  • "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
  • "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
  • "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
  • "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
  • "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.

Rave Reviews

The Ridge Success Stories

  • "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
  • "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
  • "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
  • "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
  • "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
  • "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
  • "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
  • "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.

Rave Reviews

The Ridge Success Stories

  • "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
    "Wonderful place for treatment! I really like the one year of aftercare. The family sessions were very helpful and I really appreciate their support during a tough time."
    Laura P.
  • "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
    "I left the Ridge with the tools to live a sober life, but more importantly I felt I left the ridge a better person, and with the tools to live out a better life. I enrolled in the 52 week aftercare, and that has been nice to keep me fresh on the road to recovery!"
    Eric P.
  • "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
    "The Ridge is an exceptional facility, it is a top notch program that is different than any other facility in our area."
    Lisa A.
  • "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
    "The Ridge is a first class program providing exceptional services from intake to discharge, and continuing on through their follow up program. The family education and involvement was invaluable. I cannot thank them enough."
    Lori C.
  • "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
    "I made valuable connections there that I will keep in the years to come; in just 30 days, I made lasting friendships with the people in my group."
    Matt P.
  • "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
    "The medical and clinical staff are extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. They truly care about their clients and their families."
    Robbie H.
  • "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
    "The Ridge for me was life changing. I was very nervous entering rehab and I had absolutely no clue what to expect. The place is completely magical."
    Tyler H.
  • "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.
    "The Ridge provided an excellent setting for the recovery of a loved one. All of the staff was highly professional and the chef even catered to a vegetarian diet. I can’t say enough about the importance the Ridge played in my loved one’s recovery!"
    Will W.

Get Help Today

Contact Our Expert Recovery Team

The Ridge Ohio understands how difficult it is to take the first step in getting help for addiction. We want you to know that we are here to help. There are a variety of ways to get in contact with The Ridge. You can reach a representative of The Ridge Ohio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number at the top of the page.

Feel free to also reach out to The Ridge by completing the “Contact Us Form” to the right, and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours regarding substance abuse treatment.

Get Help Today

Contact Our Expert Recovery Team

The Ridge Ohio understands how difficult it is to take the first step in getting help for addiction. We want you to know that we are here to help. There are a variety of ways to get in contact with The Ridge. You can reach a representative of The Ridge Ohio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number at the top of the page.

Feel free to also reach out to The Ridge by completing the “Contact Us Form” below, and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours regarding substance abuse treatment.

Get Help Today

Contact Our Expert Recovery Team

The Ridge Ohio understands how difficult it is to take the first step in getting help for addiction. We want you to know that we are here to help. There are a variety of ways to get in contact with The Ridge. You can reach a representative of The Ridge Ohio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the number at the top of the page.

Feel free to also reach out to The Ridge by completing the “Contact Us Form” below, and a member of our team will get back to you within 24 hours regarding substance abuse treatment.