Relapse Prevention Planning in Maryland


Relapse prevention at our Maryland facility is one of our strongest priorities. After all, what good is sobriety if it is unsustainable. The moment you walk into Tranquility Woods, your recovery begins, as does your aftercare and relapse prevention. We will address all the issues that may be feeding your addiction. We treat your body, your mind, and your spirit.

You will be prepared for success and we will help you find the appropriate outpatient, relapse prevention programs close to your home. We rebuild from the ground up, to provide you with the right tools to live the rest of your life with sustainable sobriety. Relapse prevention is a number one priority at Tranquility Woods. Get in touch with our rehab center today to start on the road to sustainable recovery.


Understanding the stages of Relapse


During relapse prevention planning, you will learn to identify the stages of relapse so that you will be better prepared and able to prevent the relapse process. Relapse does not only include the moment when sobriety is broken with substance use, but it is a process that can start weeks or even months before an addict physically uses again.

The beginning stage of Relapse


A relapse can occur immediately post-rehab or months or years afterward, but how does the relapse process begin? It starts even before you actively consider using again. It starts when there’s emotional relapse. This means emotions such as anxiety, defensiveness, and anger are overtaking you and behaviors such isolation and not asking for help or not going to meetings are setting you up for possible substance use again.

At Tranquility Woods, we already introduce you to activities and practices that you can use to prevent emotional triggers from sending you toward relapse, including meditation, yoga, nutrition, exercise, cognitive behavioral strategies, and other activities that are relaxing and replenishing. Self-care is an important aspect of relapse prevention planning.


Wanting to use again


When an addict starts thinking about and wanting to use again, this is another step closer to relapse and another stage that an addict must have a plan for. If an addict starts romanticizing past use, fantasizing about using, hanging out with old friends who they used with, and lying it becomes much harder to make the right choices and stay sober.

Your relapse prevention plan will also help you prepare for these moments and situations. There is always a way out, a way to turn around and get back to the new path you’ve chosen.


An Individualized Relapse Prevention Plan


During relapse prevention planning, you will learn to identify the stages of relapse so that you will be better prepared and able to prevent the relapse process. Relapse does not only include the moment when sobriety is broken with substance use, but it is a process that can start weeks or even months before an addict physically uses again.