Florida Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention

How Do I Prevent Relapse or Develop a Relapse Prevention Plan?

  • Transformations by the Gulf has created a Recovery and Wellness Program to help address concerns that come with the transition between leaving inpatient treatment and entering the next phase in the recovery process.
  • Patients in our outpatient program are also able to continue seeing the same doctors and psychiatric providers once they return home.
  • We believe that taking this approach will lead to increased long-term sobriety rates and will allow us to monitor its impact on our patients and their road to recovery.

Transformations by the Gulf Florida Substance Abuse Treatment Approach to Relapse

At Transformations by the Gulf, we recognize that relapse rates are abysmal and something that we want to work to change. Florida Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention Plans are needed. The standard relapse prevention groups and work has not been successful for the majority of individuals struggling with addiction. We have made many changes to our program experience in helping individuals identify behaviors that can lead to relapse.  After we have identified the behaviors, we help clients not only develop coping skills but actually practice those skills.  May treatments fail to help patients practice implementing coping skills, so when a relapse is about to happen individuals do not know which coping skills will help and thus often times can fail.  This is one of the leading causes to relapse post treatment.

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Florida Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention is important. As part of our program, we have patients complete relapse prevention plans related to substance addiction while also having them identify areas where they might fall into other addictive patterns once they return home. Many individuals with addictive personalities achieve initial sobriety from drugs and alcohol but begin exercising compulsively, restricting food, overeating, working 80 hours per week, or engaging in compulsive sexual behaviors. Engaging in any of these behaviors often leads to relapse on substances while also causing issues in their personal lives, just like their substance use issues did.

We also recognize that many patients successfully complete inpatient treatment but then do not complete recommended intensive outpatient treatment, do not attend medical follow-up appointments, and do not remain medication compliant. All of these behaviors often lead to relapse, and patients are additionally losing the structure, accountability, and medical care that assisted them in succeeding in inpatient care. When discussing reasons why alumni did not engage in follow-up care, we learned that there were common reasons. These included not wanting to tell their story to a new doctor or therapist and difficulty finding doctors to refill their medications. Therefore, Transformations created a Recovery and Wellness Program to help address these concerns, so they are not a barrier to sobriety.

Patients who attend the intensive outpatient program will live off site whether it’s at community housing provided by Transformations or it’s at home. While in Transformations by the Gulf’s IOP program they will meet with a therapist once a week still from Transformations.  We will then begin helping the client find the right therapist to see once treatment has been completed so they can continue care from home.

Patients in our inpatient settings will also have access to individual or family sessions per week. This allows for greater processing of the issues that contributed to their addiction and increased family involvement. We recognize that if a patient returns home to the same environment without engaging in therapy with their loved ones, they will often relapse.  We believe that taking this approach will lead to increased long-term sobriety rates and will allow us the ability to monitor its impact on our patients and their road to recovery.

If you or someone you know would like to know more about Transformations by the Gulf Substance Abuse Treatment Center Give us a Call 24/7 (727)498-6498

The success of a person’s recovery depends on the level of personalized treatment provided. It is important to find an addiction treatment program that works.  When we say our treatment is individualized, we mean that we craft a program that is tailored to address the client’s unique physical, mental and emotional needs. Florida Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention is important.

In the client’s first 24 hours with us, we’ll evaluate their current state and work to understand what challenges they need to overcome. They’ll also have an initial session with our doctor and meet with one of our licensed mental health professionals.

After the initial evaluations, we’ll design a treatment plan with the sole mission of helping the client overcome and heal from addiction. Their program will focus on things such as:

  • Addressing and Identifying root causes of addiction.
  • Creating a support system.
  • Developing healthy stress management techniques.
  • Eliminating Substance use.
  • Learning how to communicate emotions effectively.
  • Maintaining a healthier lifestyle.
  • Repairing damaged relationships.

Are you struggling with addiction and want to learn more? Visit Psychology Today or check out or page on addiction treatments.

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