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Once our brains have adapted to addictive behaviors, it can be difficult to change how we react to every stressors. It can be tempting to turn back to self-defeating thoughts and actions, leading to relapse.

Mindfulness helps you build and strengthen the coping skills you need to heighten your self-awareness and maintain your commitment to recovery.

At The Heights Treatment, we’re here to help you from admission to aftercare and equip you with the mindfulness techniques you need to stay clean and sober for life.

What Is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a technique that allows one to center oneself in the present moment. Incorporating a mindfulness practice into your daily life helps those struggling with addiction observe, acknowledge, and accept their emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations.

This meditation practice prevents destructive, impulsive reactions.

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What is Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention?

Mindfulness-based relapse prevention is a treatment modality designed for those undergoing a recovery program for substance abuse disorders or mental health disorders. Through a clinician’s guide, the client will learn mindfulness techniques that result in an awareness of triggers so that the person is able to reduce stress and stay focused on sobriety in high-risk situations.

The end goal is that the client will be able to implement these mindfulness-based interventions outside of a recovery program to prevent relapse.

What are the Effects of MBRP?

Mindfulness-based relapse prevention and mindfulness-based stress reduction(MBSR) empower individuals with the coping skills they need to stay aware of situations, emotions, or thoughts that might trigger self-destructive or harmful behaviors.

MBRP participants see a significant improvement in quality of life and overall well-being, allowing them to take these skills with them wherever life may lead after treatment.

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Our Programming

At The Heights Treatment, we offer several treatment programs that are customized to fit the individual needs of each patient. From psychotherapy and group therapy to neurofeedback therapy and experiential therapy, our clinicians are here to facilitate recovery and healing at every encounter.

Our treatment programs take place during the day so our patients can fully commit themselves to recovery without distractions. This also provides the flexibility needed to attend to their career, school, or family obligations in the evenings.

Our SUD treatment options include

Individualized Intensive Program (IIP)

IIP is ideal for patients transitioning from a higher level of treatment or an inpatient program. This program offers evidence-based modalities and an integrative approach, but patients still have the flexibility to balance their recovery with responsibilities at work, home, or school.

What are the Effects of MBRP?

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

A PHP is an intensive level of outpatient care that’s ideal for patients transitioning from a residential treatment program or IIP. Patients still have the flexibility to tend to work, home, or school but benefit from a structured environment for treatment and care in our welcoming rehab center in Houston.

Mindfulness-Based Therapies for Substance Use Disorders in Houston & Los Angeles

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our IOP is a good fit for patients who have completed IIP or inpatient treatment but may need more rigorous care than an outpatient program. This program can help patients who have taken the first step toward recovery on their own and need more long-term support, treatment, and accountability.

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Outpatient Program (OP)

Mental health treatment programs provide evidence-based behavioral health therapy and psychiatry. A positive community of peer support, family therapy sessions, and a compassionate staff with an individualized, strategic plan. Patients learn skills like positive awareness, coping skills, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness in regular therapy sessions.

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Healing From the Inside Out

At The Heights Treatment, we believe in using whole-person modalities that empower our clients physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Each of our treatments is backed by scientific studies and data showing efficacy.

Our therapies are conducted in both individual and group therapy sessions to not just help our clients one-on-one, but to create a healthy, supportive environment and healing-centric community.

Our evidence-based therapies include:

FAQs About Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

FAQs About Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about mindfulness-based relapse prevention for substance use disorders and mental health conditions:

Who Benefits From Mindfulness Practice?

Virtually anyone, inside or outside of substance abuse treatment, can benefit from practicing mindfulness. Mindfulness is helpful for anyone suffering from SUD, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and many other conditions mentioned in the DSM-5.

Who Developed Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention?

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention was developed originally at the University of Washington for those in recovery. MBRP is credited to Dr. Job Kabat-Zinn, with influence by the relapse-prevention work by G. Alan Marlatt.

What is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a form of psychotherapy that combines meditation exercises, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Does Mindfulness Help With Dual Diagnosis Treatment?

Mindfulness meditation has shown to be exceptionally useful in the treatment of dual diagnosis. Mindfulness can help an individual stay focused on the present moment and prevent relapsing into addictive behaviors such as drug use, alcohol use, urge surfing, eating disorder behavior, and other compulsive behaviors.

How Long Does MBRP Take to Start Working?

There is no set timeline for how long it takes for Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention to start working, however, many people feel as if they have reached a safe “baseline” even after just beginning mindfulness training.

As with any type of therapy, it takes time and commitment to feel the full effects of mindfulness.

Can You Heal From Addiction Through Mindfulness Alone?

While mindfulness and meditation are powerful tools, clients have the best chance at recovery with a multidisciplinary treatment plan. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention works best when a combination of psychotherapy and adjunct therapies such as Equine Therapy, Art Therapy, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and other holistic modalities are implemented.

The mind is a powerful thing. Mindfulness helps bring awareness to how we feel in the present moment, understand our thoughts and feelings, accept them for what they are, and make better, healthier decisions.

Will My Health Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment & Mental Healthcare?

Most major insurance providers cover admission into a treatment program and any related psychiatry, therapy programs, and follow-up appointments. During your admissions process, we will confirm your benefits with your provider.

Is MBRP Group Therapy or Individual Therapy?

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention may be used in both group and one-on-one settings, and both are effective. Learning these skills individually helps you develop and strengthen your emotional and mental fortitude, and MBRP group sessions can help you put them into practice in a safe, controlled environment.

Does Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention Work for Processing Disorders?

Mindfulness-based relapse prevention has shown to be an effective treatment for those suffering from addiction, whether it is a processing addiction such a gambling addiction, or substance use disorders such as opiate addiction.

Healing from Addiction and Mental Health Disorders Through Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of drug abuse, mental health disorders, or dual diagnosis, we can help.

Let us help you discover a better way to live. Call and speak to a member of our admissions team today.

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