Recovery Management

One of the most important pieces of the addiction recovery program at RCIC is the development of a solid continuing care and relapse prevention plan. It took years of substance use to develop the addictive behaviors that are addressed in treatment. One or two months of inpatient care is just the first step to recovery. We recognize that continuing care is key to maintaining sobriety, which is why we begin continuing care and relapse prevention planning on day one and continue developing that plan until discharge.

 

Leaving treatment and going back to daily life surrounded by triggers and everyday stressors without a comprehensive continuing care plan is a recipe for disaster. Our counselors at RCIC work with each client to ensure they have the resources and tools to maintain sobriety long after leaving treatment. Continuing care plans are unique to each client based on their goals and needs. Our aftercare planning includes making sure clients have access to proper medical care, psychiatric care, substance use counseling, employment, education, and housing.

Relapse prevention at this stage means recognizing that you're in emotional relapse and changing your behavior. Recognize that you're isolating and remind yourself to ask for help. Recognize that you're anxious and practice relaxation techniques. Recognize that your sleep and eating habits are slipping and practice self-care. 

If you don't change your behavior at this stage and you live too long in the stage of emotional relapse you'll become exhausted, and when you're exhausted you will want to escape, which will move you into mental relapse. 

Resources in Recovery Management
  • Local NA/AA meetings 

  • ALANON meetings for family members 

  • Support groups 

  • Primary care physicians 

  • Medical referrals to specialists 

  • Psychiatric referrals

  • Medication transfers 

  • Continuing education resources, including information on financial aid 

  • IOP/OP referrals 

  • Individual therapy 

  • Couples counseling 

  • Family counseling 

  • Any other specific counseling needs 

  • Recovery Houses

  • Employment/career counseling 

5511 Staples Mill Road, Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23228

P: 804-681-2525
F: 804-230-0998
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