Dealing with relapses

Relapse is part of recovery. Every week an individual is asked: “How is your recovery going?” Because “honesty is the cornerstone of recovery,” the expectation is that one would report if he/she has been struggling with cravings, had a slipup, or experienced a major relapse. The purpose of the group is to provide a safe environment to explore patterns, sources of cravings, triggers etc. and to develop an adaptive strategy to support sobriety. Individual relapse prevention plans are actively discussed within the group, for each group member. If a person is continuing to use, a remediation session is scheduled to discuss a strategy for change.