Relapse Prevention Education
Our relapse prevention education is derived from state of the art evidence-based practices. We help individuals learn skills to identify, anticipate, and react to high risk situations, as well as coping skills for cravings and urges. A focus in our relapse prevention counseling is helping an individual develop an understanding of drugs and addictive behaviors that leads to an enhanced sense of self-efficacy with respect to adhering to their personalized relapse prevention plan.
At Gateway we integrate mindfulness practices with evidence-based counseling and therapy (treatment that is backed by research).
The primary goals of our program are to:
- Help you develop an awareness of your personal triggers and habits, and learn ways to create a pause in this seemingly automatic process.
- Change your relationship with things that make you uncomfortable, so you can learn to recognize emotional and physical experiences that challenge you. We help you learn how to respond to these situations in in a more thoughtful way.
- Foster a more nonjudgmental, compassionate approach toward yourself and your experiences.
- Teach you how to create a lifestyle that supports both mindfulness practice and recovery.