What guidance can you offer regarding relapse prevention?

Having individuals develop a realistic and practical plan to stop the cycle of behaviors leading to relapse is a primary goal of treatment. We often ask: “Who are three people you could call if you felt like using?” Sadly, some members respond with: “I do not have any sober friends, everyone I know is using.” We stress the availability and use of the State of Maine sponsored, Warm Line – for serious, but not crisis, assistance. (1-866-771-9276). Several program members have shared in group how helpful this resource has been to avoid a relapse. The Warm Line is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by mental health professionals.