Relapse Prevention Specialist

Pain and Recovery Center

Addiction Medicine & Behavioral Health located in Albuquerque, NM

Addiction is a serious disease that many find difficult to beat—nearly 40-60% of those with an addiction to drugs or alcohol relapse. At Pain and Recovery Center, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the substance abuse specialists offer comprehensive addiction programs focused on relapse prevention. To learn more about their relapse prevention techniques, contact the office by phone or online today.

Relapse Prevention Q&A

Why is relapse so common?

Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease that alters your brain chemistry. The substances in drugs and alcohol trigger your brain’s reward system, which elicits feelings of pleasure.

Your brain then develops a craving for the substance, which triggers your desire to use. Over time, your brain becomes tolerant of the substance, and you need more and more to elicit the same pleasurable feelings.

Addiction recovery requires rewiring your brain’s reward system to stop the cravings and the need for the substance. Your brain takes time to heal and recover, which can be very challenging for someone struggling with an addiction, which is why relapse is so common.

What is relapse prevention?

The substance abuse specialists at Pain and Recovery Center understand the challenges you face when recovering from an addiction and offer a relapse prevention program to provide the support you need to help you fully recover from your addiction. The team takes a patient-centered approach to care and offers state-of-the-art medical treatments to support your recovery efforts. 

Am I a good candidate for relapse prevention?

The team at Pain and Recovery Center determines if you’re a good candidate for relapse prevention after your initial clinical and medical assessment. This comprehensive evaluation assesses your physical and mental health and helps the team determine the best treatment for you, which includes determining if you’re a good candidate for their relapse prevention program. 

What are relapse prevention treatments?

The team at Pain and Recovery Center develops customized relapse prevention treatment plans based on your addiction and recovery needs. 

If you’re still struggling with relapses, the team may first suggest their medical detox program, which is customized to meet your needs and includes state-of-the-art medication to reduce your withdrawal symptoms as your body rids itself of the toxins. You may remain on the detox program for as long as needed to support your recovery efforts.

The team also offers individual and group therapy, as well as an intensive outpatient program, which includes hours of weekly therapy, along with medication. Pain and Recovery Center also offers intravenous (IV) ketamine infusion as a treatment option to help those struggling to overcome their addiction. 

Relapse is common, but with the right help, you can beat the odds. Contact Pain and Recovery Center by phone or online today to schedule your relapse prevention consultation.