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Relapse Program

Substance use disorder is a chronic, treatable brain disease that requires expert treatment when relapse occurs. You will find that expert treatment at Caron.

The Journal of the American Medical Association noted in a 2000 study that between 40 to 60 percent of people addicted to drugs/alcohol relapse. Those rates are roughly the same as other chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.

Caron’s Relapse Program is dedicated to helping you uncover the core issues and destructive patterns of thinking that can lead to relapse and develop strategies to change them. Our relapse treatment team will work with you and your family to design an integrated treatment plan based on your specific circumstances and history.

Clinical excellence and uncompromising patient-centric care mark every component of the Relapse Program. Our focus incorporates overall mental behavioral health, including treatment of co-occurring disorders.

With more than 60 years of history treating substance use disorder and process addictions, Caron emphasizes Recovery for Life, providing you and every patient we treat with lifetime support.

With support and expert care, you can move forward with your life in recovery.

Signs that You or Someone You Love May Need Relapse Treatment

You (or your loved one):

  • Stop engaging in your recovery program
  • Stop doing what you need to do to maintain your recovery
  • Spend more time in activities like working to hide the fact that you have stopped maintaining your recovery
  • Are losing control of your behavior
  • Are defensive about your behavior
  • Deny to yourself and others that you need help
  • Are unusually angry, irritable, restless, and/or discontent

You may be feeling some or all of these emotions, clues that you need help and support:

  • Shame: “I’m a defective person.” or “How could I have done this again? Why couldn’t I have done the right thing?”
  • Guilt: “I’ve done something wrong.”
  • Fear: “It’s getting worse and I can’t solve it.” or “I’ll be able to control it this time."
  • Sadness and grief: Grieving the loss of recovery, grieving the recovery time, loss of identity with being a “recovering addict”
  • Pain: “Thinking and talking about my problems hurts.”
  • Loneliness: “No one can understand, no one can help me.”
  • Powerlessness: A sense of inevitability
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Insurance Options for Affordable, Effective Treatment

As an in-network partner with several nationally known insurance companies as well as regional insurance providers, Caron is making relapse treatment available to those who need it, providing the support they need to return to their life in recovery. These agreements cover the initial four weeks of treatment (subject to one’s deductible, co-insurance and/or copays) so that those who need treatment, regardless of where they live in the United States, have access to it.

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Multidisciplinary Team of Addiction and Mental Health Specialists

A team of behavioral health professionals with experience in treating relapse is dedicated to your care. The team includes:

  • Licensed psychologists and psychiatrists
  • Behavioral health therapists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Family therapists
  • Registered dietitians
  • Health and wellness experts
  • Spiritual leaders
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Critical Elements to Relapse Treatment

The core components of Caron’s relapse treatment program are:

  • Thorough evaluation: A range of assessments for substance use disorder and mental health, psychological testing, and a complete medical history provide information about your needs, including what has and has not worked for you in the past.
  • Variable length of stay: The goal is to provide treatment that enables you build the tools and support you need to return to your life in recovery.
  • Individual and group therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy that can help you to change distorted thinking patterns. Our experienced counselors will work with you to identify the core beliefs and barriers that are blocking your recovery.
  • Mindfulness meditation, which research shows can significantly reduce relapse and give people an effective way to manage stress, sleep better, and reduce chronic pain. It has also been shown to create awareness of thought patterns that can lead to relapse, giving you a means of short-circuiting those patterns before you relapse.
  • Treatment for addiction interaction disorders, which can result in relapse when not identified and treated. Almost half of our patients have struggled with compulsive behaviors like work, gambling, and eating, for example.
  • An aftercare plan tailored to your needs and the level of support you require to sustain long-term recovery. Whether it includes monitoring services, more intensive 12 Step attendance, medication-assisted treatment, extended therapy, or a combination of services, we make sure you have the support and services you need to maintain your recovery.
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Family Programming

At Caron, we believe it is critical for the family to be part of their loved one’s treatment process. That’s why we include family members in our multi-day family program. It is designed to provide family members with the information they need to better understand relapse, how it affects relationships, and what they can do to take care of themselves and their loved one.

As part of family engagement, we provide a children’s program that offers education and counseling geared to their needs and concerns. Two programs offer age-specific information for children ages 7 to 11 and 12 to 15. Our staff is experienced at talking to children in language they understand, and we offer their adult caregivers tips for how to do that as well. Our goal is to ensure that the kids understand what their parent is doing in treatment and why they need to be away from them. Family members will also learn the best ways to ensure that the parent's return to the home goes smoothly.

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