Relapse Prevention Program - Voluntary
This program is an In-Patient based program, of 4 weeks duration; currently serving adult male patients suffering from alcohol and or drug dependence disorders, as well associated comorbidities. The relapse prevention program is based on “Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual” model. And it is based on the idea that: the person who is chemically dependent has the ability to: maintain total abstinence from all chemical substances that alter the mood, gaining the awareness of its effect on him/her, and others, showing responsibility in that each choice has consequences and gaining the awareness needed for personal development and change, in addition to developing practical, meaningful relationships with the external world.
Relapse prevention program is one link in the clinical patient’s care chain, as this program accommodates patients transferred from the detoxification unit, as a step for the next level of care which is the Aftercare Out-Patient program.
- Help the patient to achieve and maintain a long-term abstinence from all substances and alcohol.
- Help the patient to achieve and maintain a healthier life style.
- Based on the two main goals previously mentioned; to place the patient in the appropriate level of care accordingly.
Relapse prevention program has diversity of content which were put together and made available for patients to help to achieve their goals in recovery, which are based on comprehensive assessment, patient’s individualized needs, and capabilities. The following is an example of the program content:
- Biological Interventions: medications; which are prescribed according to the individualized needs of each patient, in regards to assessment, diagnosis, and comorbidities. Wide range of pharmacological interventions are made readily available for patients such as Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Naloxone, Nalmefene, antidepressants and antipsychotics.
- Psychological interventions: such as psychological assessment, cognitive behavioral therapy, early recovery skills, relapse prevention skills, motivational interviewing and interventions, health education, family interventions and education, insight orientation, interpersonal, and harm and risk reduction.
- Social interventions: such as social assessment, social skills education, parenting skills education, communication skills, occupational interventions, and drug refusal skills.
- Spiritual interventions: such as meditation training, improve spirituality and religious awareness.
This content is offered to patients through group and individual sessions. By the end of the program the patient and his family will usually have a clear vision about the next level of care the patient will peruse.