Recurrence of Use: Increase Awareness

Recurrence of Use in Recovery Housing > Recurrence of Use: Increase Awareness

 

Recurrence of Use is an ongoing concern.  Recurrence of Use can manifest itself at any time and all residents should be aware of recurrence warning signs for themselves and others.  These warning signs can include reliving days of drug use and seeing drug use in a positive light, sudden changes in behavior, increased isolation, avoiding recovery activities, or expressing doubt in the recovery process.

A recovery home can increase awareness by…

  • Providing training to staff on how to identify warning signs.
  • Discussing with residents what they should do if they notice warning signs in other residents.
  • Discussing with residents and staff how to be aware of their own actions when others are struggling.
  • Having honest conversations about the realities of recurrence of use with residents.