Santé Center for Healing continues to vigilantly assess and monitor this dynamic situation. We follow best practices and make decisions based on the recommendations and guidance provided by the international World Health Organization (WHO), the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CARF International, the Texas Department of State Health Services, and the Denton County Health Department. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene and continue to implement well-established infection prevention protocols throughout the recovery continuum of care. “As it has always been at Santé Center for Healing, the safety of our clients, families and team members remains our highest priority,” adds Santé COO Sam Slaton, M.ED., LPC-S, MBA, MHSM. Just as it has been for our 24 years providing recovery, we remain committed to quality treatment, health and safety. Know that when you admit to Santé Center for Healing, your health, safety and long-term recovery is priority today and every day.
UPDATE: We have postponed outside visitors per the most recent CDC recommendations. Patients and clients continue to have support and connection with family and friends through scheduled online, interactive platforms.
Aftercare is perhaps just as important as any one of our levels of addiction treatment services at Santé Center for Healing. This planning phase includes scheduling appointments with the appropriate mental health professionals, securing living arrangements when necessary, providing resources for local 12-step chapter meetings and gathering the necessary materials when a client is seeking employment after discharge. In addition, our ongoing relationships with our alumni include special events and an annual alumni retreat.
Relapse Prevention Plan
To create a viable relapse prevention plan, the individual must be committed to recovery and be willing to do whatever it takes to maintain that recovery. Every day at Santé is devoted to learning about one’s self, one’s addiction cycle and the steps to take to avoid or escape emotional and environmental triggers. The more a recovering person knows about his or her addiction, the more the person can enhance their skill level and discover addiction interventions that really work.
A relapse prevention plan includes many components. The therapists and seasoned group members are looking for a well thought out addiction treatment program plan that includes awareness of the impact of the addiction on self and others, avoidance and escape strategies, steps for stopping intrusive addictive thoughts, and how the person will manage emotional distress.
Even though it seems like a relapse happens with the resumption of drinking, taking a drug, or engaging in a compulsive behavior, relapse actually begins long before in the more subtle change of attitudes and intentions. The relapse prevention plan helps the client and those around them recognize the symptoms before they lead to a relapse.