Treatment Programs

Relapse Program

This one-of-a-kind program helps you understand what led you back to substance use so you can make necessary changes to achieve long-term recovery.

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At a Glance

  • Treatment addresses relapse

    behaviors, triggers, warning signs, and the underlying factors.

  • Gender-separate programs

    offer the emotional safety and privacy critical for growth and healing.

  • A positive peer culture

    provides unparalleled support and accountability to help you achieve sustainable recovery.


What is relapse?

A drug, alcohol, or compulsive behavior relapse occurs when someone who has quit using a substance or engaging in behavior begins again. Relapsing is common on the recovery path, and additional treatment and support are useful for guiding them back to a non-using, healthful lifestyle.

Highlights of the Relapse Program

Choosing a relapse program that builds upon the knowledge you have learned previously in treatment and/or sustained recovery efforts, while processing the current relapse circumstances that allow you to make positive changes, can be transformative.

Unlike educational prevention programs, our relapse programs offer in-depth therapy. With separate programs for men and women, you have an emotionally safe environment to identify and unpack the underlying causes and topics impeding your wellness. Our clinicians rely on proven, evidence-based methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), recovery support group integration, motivational interviewing (MI), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and positive peer culture.

Core Elements of Our Relapse Treatment

  • Thorough 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 that allows the time and support needed to achieve a life of recovery.
  • Individual and group therapy designed to change distorted thinking patterns and identify core beliefs and barriers blocking recovery.
  • Mindfulness education, which research shows can provide significant benefits that aid in sustaining recovery.
  • Treatment for addiction interaction disorders, which can result in relapse when not identified and treated.
  • An aftercare plan tailored to each patient’s needs and level of support required to sustain long-term recovery.

Benefits of Gender-Specific Treatment

Our gender-specific relapse programs are designed to accommodate the neurobiological differences between men and women that impact how they process, communicate, learn, and express emotion. It also addresses culturally assigned gender roles and other factors that require specific treatment. In separate programs, men and women have the privacy and emotional safety they need to be vulnerable and honest with peers. They benefit from deeper emotional connection, fewer distractions, and the ability to examine issues related to addiction interaction disorders, such as eating disorders, work, gambling, etc.

  • Men’s Relapse Program focuses on key themes specifically as they apply to concepts of trust, safety, and vulnerability in relation to self-reliance and pride in self-image. This stand-alone program is located in the Villa.
  • Women’s Relapse Program specifically focuses on key themes that many women experience in relapse such as trauma, shame, guilt, and fear surrounding their ability to be “good enough” in the roles (daughter, spouse, etc.) they fulfill. All of the women's therapy program takes place under one roof in the Chen See building.
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Family Treatment for Essential Healing

Most family members have been through the treatment process before. While they may understand how addiction works, they may still have difficulty processing new or resurfaced feelings. Families need support and expert help dealing with the frustration, fear, apathy, and other emotions that their loved one’s relapse may bring up. They also need to understand how relapse is quite different from beginning a primary program and how they can successfully support their loved one and themselves. Program staff acknowledges and helps family members process those feelings and experiences in a family therapy session.

For children and teens, Caron offers a specialized virtual education and counseling through our Satell Family and Teens Program.

Caron's support doesn't end when your treatment does.

We'll be there as you build a life in recovery. Before you leave treatment, your treatment team puts together 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 recovery support group integration, 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. Our alumni support activities offer support and guidance for a full year after discharge.

Optional programs are available to support life in recovery.

  • Caron’s Breakthrough Program for Individuals is designed to address patterns and issues, including self-esteem, that often get in the way of being able to meet interpersonal and relationship goals.
  • Outpatient programs at our recovery centers in Pennsylvania, Atlanta, New York, and Washington, D.C. offer ongoing support.

Just as daily life evolves, so can triggers and new obstacles to overcome. Caron helps patients, alum and families navigate 'life after treatment' through the ups and downs of managing the disease of addiction."

Dorothy Diamond, Clinical Supervisor of Men’s Treatment Services
Relapse Treatment

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