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Relapse Prevention

The Bergand Group provides support throughout the entire recovery process for our clients. Our experience demands that we meet our clients at their needs, whether they have completed treatment at a residential setting or through one of our intensive outpatient programs. Relapse, or the return to heavy alcohol or drug use following a period of abstinence, unfortunately may occur in some clients who have completed a treatment program. It is our goal to prepare our clients with the insight and education into the risks and causes of relapse.
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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

Our Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention is an evidence-based program that integrates cognitive behavioral relapse prevention skills with mindfulness practices. Mindfulness practices assist clients in “increasing awareness of triggers and habitual reactions, to develop a new relationship with these experiences and to learn concrete skills to use in high risk situations.” (Bowen, S., Chawla, N., and Marlatt, G.A. Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors: A Clinician’s Guide, New York: The Guilford Press, 2011.)

Our program is structured as follows:

An Important Component of Acute and Post Acute Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Relapse prevention is an important component of acute and post acute alcohol and drug treatment. Evidence shows that high-risk situations, coping skills, and lifestyle factors and urges and cravings can contribute to relapse. The Bergand Group employs strategies that allow our therapists and clients to address each step of the relapse process by:


Identifying specific high-risk situations for each client and enhancing our clients’ skills for coping with those situations.


Increasing our clients’ confidence in recovery.


Disproving and eliminating common misconceptions regarding the effects of alcohol and drugs.


Changing our clients’ perceptions of the relapse process.

The Bergand Group works to help balance our clients’ lifestyle and help them to develop trigger control techniques, urge management skills, and developing relapse road maps.

Addressing each patient’s individual needs

Our Services

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

At the Bergand Group, our focus is on the treatment of chemical dependency, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.

General and Addiction Psychiatry

The Bergand Group provides addiction psychiatry for individuals dealing with alcohol and substance abuse problems that co-occur with psychiatric disorders.

Outpatient Detox/Withdraw Symptom Management

Drug and alcohol detox guides patients through their withdrawal period with medical supervision.

DUI/DWI Educational Programs

The Bergand Group offers DUI/DWI educational programs for individuals that have been issued a DUI or DWI in the state of Maryland.

Group Therapy

Addiction, as with many other mental disorders, is often best treated in a group format, especially in the early recovery and treatment process.

Medication Management

The Bergand Group has a drug free/abstinence philosophy as the foundation to addiction treatment.

Psychoeducational Programs

Keep up with The Bergand Group for special psychoeducational educational programs, which are often conducted by our nationally known educators.

Relapse Prevention

The Bergand Group provides support throughout the entire recovery process for our clients.

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