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How to Help Your Loved One After Treatment

Published on September 12th, 2018

Entering a treatment program is a major step for anyone who is dependent on alcohol or drugs, but what happens after your program is complete is also a major step. As a friend or loved one, you might be wondering what you can do to help. The two biggest factors in recovery are support and enrolling in a relapse prevention program.At River Ridge, we want to help those that just completed a substance abuse treatment in Minneapolis.


It is extremely important that someone who just completed treatment has a strong support system backing them up. Without proper support from family and friends, the risk of a relapse is even higher. After they have completed a program, individuals should be surrounded by people who encourage abstinence. In the home, removing any temptations is highly recommended because even the sight of alcohol or a pill bottle could trigger a relapse. A key to providing support is to not dwell on what they used to be and focus on a sober future.

Relapse Prevention Programs

At River Ridge, our patients are guaranteed to always have access to the support they need, no matter how long they have been on the road to recovery. Relapse prevention programs are designed to provide the support and resources necessary to help lower the risk of relapse. There are multiple post-treatment care programs to choose from, some are intensive, and some are more relaxed. More intense programs are for individuals who aren’t as responsible or at a higher risk for relapse. Other programs offer support and the ability to talk to someone if they feel tempted to relapse. Finding the right program is completely up to the individual and their team of family, friends and doctors.

At River Ridge, our goal is to help those who are suffering from addiction or those who have just completed substance abuse treatment in Minneapolis.


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