Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at The Camp Recovery Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at The Camp Recovery Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Painkiller Relapse Prevention & Recovery

About Relapse

About Painkiller Abuse Relapse

Entering a rehab center to overcome a prescription medication addiction takes a great deal of bravery. It means finally admitting that you are ready to be freed from this form of chemical dependency. Furthermore, once you have completed rehab, you deservedly should celebrate this accomplishment and be proud of yourself.

Once you return home, however, it is important for you to remain committed to your newly sober life and do all that you can to ensure that you will remain prescription drug-free. You will be able to successfully do this by staying abreast of your recovery and by actively participating in follow-up services. Unfortunately, if you do not regularly work on your recovery, you run the risk of experiencing a relapse. A relapse means that one has resumed the use of prescription medications and needs to reaffirm his or her commitment to being drug-free.

Long-term sobriety is not something attained overnight. But with hard work and a dedicated mindset, relapse is avoidable and a lifetime of good health is possible.

Why It Happens

Reasons Why People Relapse

A very real concern for many individuals who have completed rehab to overcome an addiction to prescription medications is the possibility of relapse. Not to be interpreted as a fault in one’s character or as something that means a person is not strong-willed, relapsing back to the abuse of prescription drugs is something that can happen to even the most determined of individuals.

What is important to know, however, is that a relapse is preventable and one can remain on the path of recovery for the long-term as long as a person has ample support and resources available to stick with this initiative.

The first step one must take to avoid a relapse is to be fully aware of one’s potential triggers. The following are among the many types of triggers that can lead a person to turn to the misuse of prescription medications once more:

  • Being around others who are using prescription drugs
  • Being coerced by others to abuse prescription medications
  • Experiencing pain or some type of emotional strife that one cannot effectively manage without prescription medications
  • Feeling as though one will be unable to resist the urge to use prescription drugs
  • Experiencing cravings for prescription medications

If you or a loved one has recently completed rehab to defeat an addiction to prescription medications, it is crucial to be aware of the specific and not-so-specific triggers that may result in a relapse. By being more self-aware in this manner, you or an important person in your life will be able to remain successful in the journey towards a sober life.

Prevention

How to Prevent Relapse

If you feel as though you are on the verge of experiencing a relapse, know that you are not alone. Many individuals working to become sober after having battled a prescription drug addiction also experience the strife and hard work involved with maintaining sobriety.

Additionally, if you have relapsed, also know that many others have been in your shoes. And while it may seem as though relapsing is the worst possible outcome for a person who has attended a rehab center and is now in recovery, it is important to remember that reaffirming one’s sobriety is always an option and that it is never too late to become sober once more.

In order to improve your chances of not experiencing a relapse, or avoiding another occurrence of one, it would be beneficial for you to do the following:

  • Actively practice your coping skills
  • Remain engaged in the aftercare provided by your rehab center
  • Seek out aftercare services and/or resources if you were not provided any
  • Rely on loved ones when you need them
  • Keep in contact with your sponsor
  • Secure a sponsor if you do not have one
  • Create a daily schedule for yourself so as to occupy your time
  • Always inform your doctor that you are in recovery for a prescription medication addiction so that he or she is aware when treating you
  • Feel free to reengage in a higher level of care if you need it
  • Join a local support group so that you can benefit from group support as well

By adhering to the above recommendations, you will be able to avoid falling into the grips of a prescription medication addiction once more.

If you or someone you care about would like to learn about other ways to prevent a relapse, feel free to contact us at The Camp Recover Center. We are here to help you achieve the truly sober life that you deserve.

I woke up one day and realized that if I didn't get help, I could lose everything. The Camp welcomed me and made me feel like a person again. They taught me healthier ways of dealing with my stressors and will celebrate my third year of sobriety next month!

– Andrew L.
Marks of Quality Care
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • The Jason Foundation