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Chronic Relapse Treatment Center

Going to an addiction treatment center may be the first step in your recovery, but it’s not the last. In fact, you may return to rehab more than once in your recovery if you relapse. That doesn’t mean that treatment didn’t work before. However, it does indicate that you might benefit from treatment with an increased focus on aftercare and chronic relapse prevention. If you have relapsed more than once, a chronic relapse treatment center may be an excellent option for you.

Do You Need a Chronic Relapse Treatment Center?

A lapse is usually considered to be a minor form of relapse. It usually means that you used drugs or alcohol once or twice during a period of sobriety but didn’t return to full-blown addiction. A relapse typically occurs when you return to a level of substance use that you were trying to abstain from or moderate. Chronic relapse is defined as a repeating pattern of sobriety and relapse.

Because addiction is a chronic disease, it makes sense that chronic relapse is common. Like many chronic conditions, addiction requires ongoing treatment to mediate the symptoms of the disease.

However, treatment for chronic relapse doesn’t work like magic. It requires lifestyle changes, support and self-development. A lasting recovery also requires compassion for yourself, for others and from others. Sometimes, all of the pieces of the puzzle are missing or shift out of place, and you relapse.

One way to stop the cycle and prevent future relapses from happening is to shift your approach. A chronic relapse treatment center has the benefits of any comprehensive addiction treatment facility. However, it typically offers long-term programs with a focus on aftercare.

Signs of a Chronic Relapse

Chronic relapse can begin any time during recovery. If you have relapsed more than twice despite your attempts at sobriety and encounters with treatment, you may benefit from a chronic relapse treatment center. The following signs and symptoms of a chronic relapse can help you identify whether you or a loved one is struggling with this issue:
• Looking back on past drug use in a positive light
• Believing that you can use again but control your addiction
• Neglecting your treatment plan
• Avoiding supportive loved ones or groups
• Questioning the effectiveness of recovery

What Is Causing Your Chronic Relapse?

Chronic relapse can happen for a number of reasons. But some experiences are linked with a higher incidence of chronic relapse. Uncovering the possible reasons for your chronic relapse can help you stop the cycle for good. You may be more likely to experience chronic relapse if you have:
Certain conditions can also trigger chronic relapse. If the following triggers are present in your life consistently, you need to learn how to avoid, cope with or change them so that they don’t continue to instigate a relapse:

What Is Aftercare in Recovery?

There are several stages of recovery, and distinct models define them differently. But they have one thing in common: the stages of recovery are not linear. Therefore, treatment plans can’t be restricted to a linear format. You don’t necessarily go through detox, complete an addiction treatment program, find happiness and satisfaction in your life after rehab and stay sober forever. Although detox is often one of the first steps in substance abuse treatment, “graduating” from rehab isn’t the finish line. And while you may have the support and supervision that’s necessary to stay sober while you’re in a rehab program, you can’t stay there forever. Aftercare involves the care, support, tools and resources that you’ll use throughout your life to navigate your recovery and prevent chronic relapse. Although effective aftercare looks different for everybody, it often includes the following elements:

What Makes a Chronic Relapse Treatment Center Different?

One type of treatment for any disease doesn’t work well for everyone. If symptoms persist and you’re dealing with chronic relapse, it’s usually worthwhile to return to the treatment plan but do something different. Some people need more time in a long-term chronic relapse treatment center. Others need specialized care or time to transition to life after rehab. Some of the things that a chronic relapse treatment center usually concentrates on include:
Burning Tree Ranch has been helping the chronic relapser find lasting sobriety since 1999

Turn Around Chronic Relapse at Burning Tree Ranch

Chronic relapse increases your risk of experiencing detrimental consequences, including death. Reducing the chances of relapse can feel challenging when the cycle continues, though. At Burning Tree Ranch, we recognize the limitations of other treatment programs and the unique needs of individuals who struggle with chronic relapse.

Our chronic relapse treatment center offers longer treatment programs, increased support and in-depth aftercare. We use evidence-based modalities to get to the root of the issues that are keeping you stuck and build resilience from within. Our customized programs address the specific needs of each client. Through a whole-self approach that focuses on healing, you can achieve and maintain sobriety for good.

Contact us if you or a loved one has experienced chronic relapse. Learn more about how Burning Tree Ranch does things differently to reduce chronic relapse and promote long-term wellness in recovery.



LMSW, LCDC | Counselor
Kristina Robertson serves as Counselor at Burning Tree Ranch. Holding both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Social Work, Kristina’s greatest joy is “watching our clients learn to love themselves again.” An avid equestrian, mother to twenty-one horses, and all-around animal lover, Kristina serves as a bright shining example of long-term recovery in action. Her commitment to whole person health: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual makes her an invaluable member of the Burning Tree Ranch clinical team. As a distinguished Phi Theta Kappa and Alpha Zeta member, Kristina believes deeply in each client’s pursuit of becoming their best selves.

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