5 Ways Online Recovery Support Prevents Relapse

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5 Ways Online Recovery Support Prevents Relapse

By Lakeview Health
Lakeview Health
Published: July 27, 2020

In today’s society, millions of individuals now have smartphones. This kind of technology gives people access to information in an instant, as well as provides new ways to connect with others. With that kind of access, online recovery support has opened new channels for those in recovery to stick with their goals and prevent relapse. Online recovery support allows individuals to connect to their alumni program without needing to leave their house, which is helpful during times of uncertainty or illness.

Let’s take a look at just a few of the important ways it accomplishes this.

Speak to Someone Who’s Been There

When you’re feeling especially vulnerable and need to speak with someone now, often, the best thing you can do is speak with someone who has been through a similar program.

That’s because they’ve been where you are. In fact, they probably still face similar challenges.

As you know, recovery is a journey. It’s not a destination. They can relate and encourage you in terms you know from treatment.

So look for online aftercare programs that are run by alumni of your addiction treatment center.

Regular Meetings Help You Stick with a Routine

Sticking to a routine is essential to recovery. But depending on what’s going on in life or the world, it can be difficult to make it to daily or even weekly meetings in person.
Especially if transportation isn’t always reliable.
Online recovery support gives you the stability you need to stick with your routine easily.
No internet at home? As long as you have a smartphone and can find free wi-fi, you can attend anywhere.

Support for the Family

When someone in the family is in recovery, the whole family gets involved. They can make a huge difference.

Virtual family therapy meetings help everyone stay on the same page. This way, they offer the most support for the one in recovery and each other.

There When You Need it Most

Online recovery support is available 24/7. So if you’re stuck at home and things that wouldn’t usually trigger you seem overwhelming, you can speak with someone now.
It could be something small like you’re watching a show and someone mentions drinking. You could also have a co-occurring condition or stress that has driven you to a breaking point.

At that moment, you might be thinking of combining benzos, opioids, or meth with alcohol. Those can be deadly combinations from which you might not get another chance.
Along with regular meetings, you can speak with an alumni team member right now online. You don’t have to wait for business hours after the event has passed.

Learn to Help Others

Step 12 of the 12 Step Program is to “carry the message” to others who are struggling with addiction. So if you’re reached Step 12, online meetings are a great place to discuss with others what you can do to as individuals and a group to stop encouraging drinking.

Online Recovery Support with Lakeview Health

Lakeview Health offers you the online support you need to stay strong in your commitment through online resources such as:

  • Alumni-led program
  • Twice daily meetings
  • Twice monthly family meetings
  • Always available online support for alumni of Lakeview Health

Lakeview Health is proud to provide the full continuum of care for our alumni. From medical detox to aftercare, we see our clients through the entire treatment process.

Can’t wait for the next online recovery support meeting? Please contact Lakeview Health today at 866.704.7692 to speak with a compassionate recovery support professional.

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