This program is about dealing with life. A person that is working to break an addiction, but keeps relapsing back into old ways, is relying on their known and familiar strategy of using. That strategy is very powerful, because you condition yourself to know that regardless of what happens in life, you can use to feel better, or numb out, or sink into oblivion. Using is a reliable strategy, because it always delivers what it promises. The reality of addiction is that underneath the surface level of relief, or control, or excitement, or pleasure, the deeper levels of life are ignored, neglected, and wasting away.
Relapsing means that you have not yet developed new strategies for dealing with life that are stronger than the old ways of addiction. It means that you haven’t found a better way to answer problems, and you haven’t found a good enough reason why you need to be sober and change your life. No one can tell you the “right” way to do things for your situation, your needs, and your life. You must do the work to discover your own answers, your own strategies, your own reasons why. This program is designed to help you find these answers.
In this program, we will help you learn how to:
Recovery is like setting your broken bones after an accident. Living in reality is learning how to walk again. Relapse Prevention is for understanding what trips you on the path, how to see it coming, and how to know whether to duck, jump, or charge through it, so that nothing can ever take you out again.
When you choose this program with Addiction Reality, you will receive:
This is a self-paced program that takes an average of 2-4 weeks to complete.
Relapse Prevention can help you understand what your triggers are, and how to deal with them when they happen. The work in this program is for getting clear on the people, places, and things that truly matter, why they are more important than anything else, and the actions you are taking to get closer to them, one little bit at a time.
This calls up your mindset for true sobriety, where using becomes irrelevant. This is where you have the ability to answer any problem, and the old ways are so far away, so weak, and so unnecessary, that using no longer makes any sense. You will not worry about clean time, or counting days, because your gaze is fixed ahead, on who you are becoming, and how far you can really go.