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The Face of Chronic Relapse

Struggling With Chronic Relapse? Consider a new approach

The cycle of addiction tends to be the main focus of most drug and alcohol rehab programs. There is so much that can be analyzed when a person is undergoing addiction problems. In fact, there is no “standard” for what every addiction looks like, and the alleged cycle might even depend on the addiction type. However, most visuals of the addiction cycle look a lot like the following:

cycle of addiction chart for blog article "The Face of Chronic Relapse"The addiction cycle is often something referred to in the wake of treatment. Some people will seek treatment when they have undergone this cycle several times with no success in breaking it on their own. Drug and alcohol rehab offers a safe place for someone to reflect on what brings about their own cycle and how to live life without substances.

Once drug and alcohol treatment is completed, the idea is that individuals will learn how to live clean and sober for the rest of their lives. While sobriety does happen for some, there are an unfortunate few who might reject or not relate to the program philosophy. Many of these individuals will claim to have, “done it all”- AA programs, inpatient, outpatient, and everything in between. This hyper-cycle of drug and alcohol abuse and treatment is considered chronic relapse. In many instances with chronic relapse, the person has been consistently putting themselves through the 12step program in new and different environments.  Mostly, when someone is in the thick of a chronic relapse cycle, they have burned many bridges and acted almost as if previous treatment did nothing to change their lives.

Studies report that about 30% – 70% of those in alcoholism recovery will relapse. They suggest that 85% of those with an opiate addiction will relapse as well.

Why does this happen? Why can’t someone with a drug or alcohol addiction just take a month of treatment and use those tools to make reparations in their life, thus resulting in sobriety?

Most rehab centers will tell you that the answer is complicated. They will tell you that it’s because recovery is a lifelong process, something that takes years of learning and developing new habits in order to “avoid something” such as using drugs or alcohol. Most drug and alcohol treatment programs will tell you that relapse is inevitable because of “triggers” and “disorders” that are incurable. Gulf Breeze Recovery suggests that this mindset can be one of the causes of relapse.

We help our guests see and change the relationship they have with their thoughts about themselves.

Remarks like, “my case is special” or “it’s just the way I am, I can’t help it” are brought on by personal thinking that many suffering from chronic relapse will innocently accept as being a “truth” in an attempt to feel better about their own choices. These types of thoughts can also lead a person down a path of treatment avoidance; for example, “nothing else has ever worked…why would this?” According to Gulf Breeze Recovery, avoiding treatment and recovery is what is considered the Denial Myth. With each case, there is an underlying fear of recovery that is fueling a person’s addiction.

Unlike most drug rehab facilities, Gulf Breeze Recovery helps their guests see and change the relationship they have to their thoughts about themselves, their past, their “self-worth,” addiction, underlying cause of their addiction and more. Instead of seeking to avoid something, Gulf Breeze Recovery’s non-12 step THRIVE® program helps people discover joy in their lifestyle changes that aids recovery.

Statistics source: Everyday Health

The five stages of our THRIVE program make Gulf Breeze Recovery unlike any other Holistic Drug Rehab!

With Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program there are five stages: Detox, Resistance Reversal, Physical Health Recovery, Mental Health Recovery, and Individualized Aftercare. While most drug rehabs will tell you that you are forever broken and will need to “manage” your addiction, Gulf Breeze Recovery takes on a different approach, “You aren’t broken, and you have the potential in you to live the life you always wanted to live, serene, clean, sober and happy. By developing a new relationship to your own thinking, you can more adequately handle difficult situations with a clarity that you possibly haven’t experienced in a long time. So, if you or a loved one are experiencing the nightmare of chronic relapse, consider a new approach to end the cycle with THRIVE® at Gulf Breeze Recovery.

If you or a loved one are considering rehabilitation services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our highly-trained and skilled staff are eager to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

Struggling With Chronic Relapse? Consider a new approach

The cycle of addiction tends to be the main focus of most drug and alcohol rehab programs. There is so much that can be analyzed when a person is undergoing addiction problems. In fact, there is no “standard” for what every addiction looks like, and the alleged cycle might even depend on the addiction type. However, most visuals of the addiction cycle look a lot like the following:

cycle of addiction chart for blog article "The Face of Chronic Relapse"The addiction cycle is often something referred to in the wake of treatment. Some people will seek treatment when they have undergone this cycle several times with no success in breaking it on their own. Drug and alcohol rehab offers a safe place for someone to reflect on what brings about their own cycle and how to live life without substances.

Once drug and alcohol treatment is completed, the idea is that individuals will learn how to live clean and sober for the rest of their lives. While sobriety does happen for some, there are an unfortunate few who might reject or not relate to the program philosophy. Many of these individuals will claim to have, “done it all”- AA programs, inpatient, outpatient, and everything in between. This hyper-cycle of drug and alcohol abuse and treatment is considered chronic relapse. In many instances with chronic relapse, the person has been consistently putting themselves through the 12step program in new and different environments.  Mostly, when someone is in the thick of a chronic relapse cycle, they have burned many bridges and acted almost as if previous treatment did nothing to change their lives.

Studies report that about 30% – 70% of those in alcoholism recovery will relapse. They suggest that 85% of those with an opiate addiction will relapse as well.

Why does this happen? Why can’t someone with a drug or alcohol addiction just take a month of treatment and use those tools to make reparations in their life, thus resulting in sobriety?

Most rehab centers will tell you that the answer is complicated. They will tell you that it’s because recovery is a lifelong process, something that takes years of learning and developing new habits in order to “avoid something” such as using drugs or alcohol. Most drug and alcohol treatment programs will tell you that relapse is inevitable because of “triggers” and “disorders” that are incurable. Gulf Breeze Recovery suggests that this mindset can be one of the causes of relapse.

We help our guests see and change the relationship they have with their thoughts about themselves.

Remarks like, “my case is special” or “it’s just the way I am, I can’t help it” are brought on by personal thinking that many suffering from chronic relapse will innocently accept as being a “truth” in an attempt to feel better about their own choices. These types of thoughts can also lead a person down a path of treatment avoidance; for example, “nothing else has ever worked…why would this?” According to Gulf Breeze Recovery, avoiding treatment and recovery is what is considered the Denial Myth. With each case, there is an underlying fear of recovery that is fueling a person’s addiction.

Unlike most drug rehab facilities, Gulf Breeze Recovery helps their guests see and change the relationship they have to their thoughts about themselves, their past, their “self-worth,” addiction, underlying cause of their addiction and more. Instead of seeking to avoid something, Gulf Breeze Recovery’s non-12 step THRIVE® program helps people discover joy in their lifestyle changes that aids recovery.

The five stages of our THRIVE program make Gulf Breeze Recovery unlike any other Holistic Drug Rehab!

With Gulf Breeze Recovery’s THRIVE® program there are five stages: Detox, Resistance Reversal, Physical Health Recovery, Mental Health Recovery, and Individualized Aftercare. While most drug rehabs will tell you that you are forever broken and will need to “manage” your addiction, Gulf Breeze Recovery takes on a different approach, “You aren’t broken, and you have the potential in you to live the life you always wanted to live, serene, clean, sober and happy. By developing a new relationship to your own thinking, you can more adequately handle difficult situations with a clarity that you possibly haven’t experienced in a long time. So, if you or a loved one are experiencing the nightmare of chronic relapse, consider a new approach to end the cycle with THRIVE® at Gulf Breeze Recovery.

If you or a loved one are considering rehabilitation services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our highly-trained and skilled staff are eager to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

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