The World Health Organization classifies addiction as a chronic illness. There is no permanent cure for alcohol use disorder (AUD), and for some people, relapse is a natural part of recovery.
However, you can take steps to prevent relapse. Research by the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that individualized alcohol addiction treatment that deals with the underlying causes of your addiction offers the best chance of avoiding relapse. Effective treatment programs like the world-renowned 12-step method are a vehicle for long-lasting change.
After you have left a rehabilitation center, several factors can trigger or contribute towards a relapse. Specific cues in your environment, unhealthy relationships, poor self-care, and the stresses of daily life can cause you to return to drinking.
Understanding what these factors are and taking steps to avoid them helps maintain long-term sobriety. Attending regular group meetings and other networks that offer guidance and support through the rest of your journey also help your recovery.
At Cirque Lodge, we offer a combination of different therapies aimed at promoting long-lasting change. We help you identify triggers in your environment and develop skills to avoid or cope with them. We identify underlying mental illness or co-occurring disorders and treat them alongside your alcoholism. The 12-step method is the foundation of our entire program.
Our private and exclusive facilities offer the perfect environment for personal growth and spiritual development. We offer the highest quality of care and expert medical help at all times of the day.
Importantly, our support continues once you have left our center. Our continuing care program provides you with an individualized aftercare plan to help you maintain sobriety in the years ahead. We connect you with local and online meeting groups to offer constant support in the rest of your recovery journey.