At the Bay Addiction Detox Center, relapse prevention is an important part of our program. Treatment begins with detox, but it doesn’t end there. Living life without drugs and alcohol is a lifelong process.
To prevent relapse, you need time to fully recover from the effects of drugs and alcohol. Your brain needs abstinence, continued treatment and time in order to heal. Sobriety begins one day at a time and continues throughout your life.
We strongly advise that you incorporate a recovery program into your life which may include the following:
- Intensive Outpatient Program
- Individual Counseling
- Family Counseling
- Continued medical care from an addiction medicine specialist
RELAPSE PREVENTION MEDICATIONS
There are several medications which can assist you with cravings and help to avoid relapse. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist and is often used for opioid and alcohol dependence. It can block the pleasurable feelings the alcohol and opiate produce in the brain, helping to reduce cravings. Naltrexone is prescribed in both oral and injectable forms.
There are also other medications which can be prescribed for alcohol cravings including Campral, Baclofen, Topamax, and Gabapentin. Antabuse can also be used as a deterrent medication for alcohol.