Relapse Prevention Specialist

Eaton Medical Associates

Internal Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in Methuen, MA

Addiction is a chronic disease often accompanied by mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. Like other chronic diseases, relapse is common; however, a relapse can be life-threatening with an addiction. At Eaton Medical Associates, addiction specialist, Anthony Eaton, MD, provides relapse prevention skills for patients struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. For comprehensive care for your addiction that includes relapse prevention, call the office in Methuen, Massachusetts, or book an appointment online today.

Relapse Prevention Q & A

What is relapse prevention?

Relapse prevention is one of the many services offered at Eaton Medical Associates to treat and manage drug and alcohol addiction.

What is relapse prevention?

What is relapse prevention? Relapse prevention is one of the many services offered at Eaton Medical Associates to treat and manage drug and alcohol addiction.

Though relapse seems to go hand-in-hand with addiction, the rate of relapse for drug use is similar to relapse rates with other chronic diseases. Addiction is a chronic disease.

Treatment for most chronic diseases, including addiction, requires a change in behavior and habits, taking time and commitment. Changing patterns, behaviors, and mindset is hard, and relapse is common. Still, relapse isn’t a fail.

Dr. Eaton believes in the disease concept of addiction. He also knows most addictions have co-existing mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. As with any other chronic illness, there are ways to prevent a relapse of your addiction and symptoms.

Why is relapse prevention important for addiction treatment?

As noted, relapse and chronic disease are prevalent. However, with a drug or alcohol addiction, relapse may be life-threatening.

Understanding the seriousness of addiction, Dr. Eaton has a relapse prevention skills service that he includes in his addiction treatment program. He knows that if you could have done so yourself, you would have recovered from your addiction already.

What skills can help me with relapse prevention?

There are many potential addiction relapse triggers. During your addiction counseling session, your therapist helps you identify your triggers. Then, they work closely with you to help you develop healthy strategies to manage the triggers to prevent relapse.

Your treatment and recovery plan at Eaton Medical Associates includes therapy for yourself, as well as your family, friends, or significant other.

Dr. Eaton also offers medication management for addiction, including prescription drugs that reduce your cravings and support long-term recovery. He diagnoses and treats co-existing mental health conditions, which often precede an addiction.

Helping you manage triggers, reducing cravings, and ensuring you get the appropriate medical care to address underlying health issues may help prevent a relapse.

Dr. Eaton also provides ongoing support and care during periods of crisis.

Like any chronic disease, relapse prevention is an integral part of your addiction treatment plan. Nobody deliberately prolongs the damage an active addiction brings.

For compassionate care focused on helping you towards the road to recovery, call Eaton Medical Associates, or book an appointment online today.

Relapse prevention is one of the many services offered at Eaton Medical Associates to treat and manage drug and alcohol addiction.

Though relapse seems to go hand-in-hand with addiction, the rate of relapse for drug use is similar to relapse rates with other chronic diseases. Addiction is a chronic disease.

Treatment for most chronic diseases, including addiction, requires a change in behavior and habits, taking time and commitment. Changing patterns, behaviors, and mindset is hard, and relapse is common. Still, relapse isn’t a fail.

Dr. Eaton believes in the disease concept of addiction. He also knows most addictions have co-existing mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. As with any other chronic illness, there are ways to prevent a relapse of your addiction and symptoms.

Why is relapse prevention important for addiction treatment?

As noted, relapse and chronic disease are prevalent. However, with a drug or alcohol addiction, relapse may be life-threatening.

Understanding the seriousness of addiction, Dr. Eaton has a relapse prevention skills service that he includes in his addiction treatment program. He knows that if you could have done so yourself, you would have recovered from your addiction already.

What skills can help me with relapse prevention?

There are many potential addiction relapse triggers. During your addiction counseling session, your therapist helps you identify your triggers. Then, they work closely with you to help you develop healthy strategies to manage the triggers to prevent relapse.

Your treatment and recovery plan at Eaton Medical Associates includes therapy for yourself, as well as your family, friends, or significant other.

Dr. Eaton also offers medication management for addiction, including prescription drugs that reduce your cravings and support long-term recovery. He diagnoses and treats co-existing mental health conditions, which often precede an addiction.

Helping you manage triggers, reducing cravings, and ensuring you get the appropriate medical care to address underlying health issues may help prevent a relapse.

Dr. Eaton also provides ongoing support and care during periods of crisis.

Like any chronic disease, relapse prevention is an integral part of your addiction treatment plan. Nobody deliberately prolongs the damage an active addiction brings.

For compassionate care focused on helping you towards the road to recovery, call Eaton Medical Associates, or book an appointment online today.

Though relapse seems to go hand-in-hand with addiction, the rate of relapse for drug use is similar to relapse rates with other chronic diseases. Addiction is a chronic disease.

Treatment for most chronic diseases, including addiction, requires a change in behavior and habits, taking time and commitment. Changing patterns, behaviors, and mindset is hard, and relapse is common. Still, relapse isn’t a fail.

Dr. Eaton believes in the disease concept of addiction. He also knows most addictions have co-existing mental health disorders, such as anxiety and depression. As with any other chronic illness, there are ways to prevent a relapse of your addiction and symptoms.

Why is relapse prevention important for addiction treatment?

As noted, relapse and chronic disease are prevalent. However, with a drug or alcohol addiction, relapse may be life-threatening.

Understanding the seriousness of addiction, Dr. Eaton has a relapse prevention skills service that he includes in his addiction treatment program. He knows that if you could have done so yourself, you would have recovered from your addiction already.

What skills can help me with relapse prevention?

There are many potential addiction relapse triggers. During your addiction counseling session, your therapist helps you identify your triggers. Then, they work closely with you to help you develop healthy strategies to manage the triggers to prevent relapse.

Your treatment and recovery plan at Eaton Medical Associates includes therapy for yourself, as well as your family, friends, or significant other.

Dr. Eaton also offers medication management for addiction, including prescription drugs that reduce your cravings and support long-term recovery. He diagnoses and treats co-existing mental health conditions, which often precede an addiction.

Helping you manage triggers, reducing cravings, and ensuring you get the appropriate medical care to address underlying health issues may help prevent a relapse.

Dr. Eaton also provides ongoing support and care during periods of crisis.

Like any chronic disease, relapse prevention is an integral part of your addiction treatment plan. Nobody deliberately prolongs the damage an active addiction brings.

For compassionate care focused on helping you towards the road to recovery, call Eaton Medical Associates, or book an appointment online today.