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Getting Ready for Change

The Trans-Theoretical Model developed by Prochaska & DiClemente et. al. in 1983 is a insightful concept which steers many aspects of recovery from substance dependency today.

The stages are:

  • Pre-contemplation
  • Contemplation
  • Action
  • Change
  • Maintenance

The Good News Is

The good news is this: You have completed the first three steps already!  By either completing a stay in formal treatment or in seeking a sober residential arrangement, you (or a loved one) are involved in Change or Maintenance at this point!  It has been said that, “relapse is not a part of recovery” and this is true for many people. However it is a part of the amended Trans-Theoretical Model. It is also a dubious reality for many people who seek recovery from addictive substances. At Castle Continuing Care we guide people in changing their lives and work tirelessly to assist residents to maintain the progress they have already made.

Should there be a relapse* or “slip,” we do not abandon our responsibilities to our guests. In a case-by-case basis we evaluate how we can best assist them to give recovery another try.  The saying, “progress, not perfection” is a guiding principle at Castle Continuing Care.

Relapse is not mandatory. However it is a part of many people’s journey. Relapse was included in the 1991 Amended Trans Theoretical Model by Prochaska and DiClemente et al.

SLE Slick 2015

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