Relapse Prevention Track

Four Circles Recovery Center offers a specialized 28-day relapse prevention track for individuals who have completed treatment at any primary alcohol or drug treatment facility within the past 12 months and relapsed.

This 28-day program is based on research-backed approaches, including the Gorski-Cenaps® model, which have proven highly effective in helping individuals break the relapse cycle. Our therapists have received extensive training using the Gorski-Cenaps® model and are using it to help clients identify and manage high-risk situations that lead to relapse in the critical first months of recovery.

Why People Relapse

Understanding Why People Relapse

Because addiction is a disease that disrupts both the physiological function of the brain and behavior patterns, relapse rates and success rates are similar to other chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension.

At Four Circles, we do not view relapse as a failure. Rather, it is a sign that additional clinical work is necessary, and is often part of the learning process that leads to lasting recovery. The key is recognizing relapse triggers and getting back into addiction treatment as quickly as possible.

Planning Ahead

Identifying Triggers and formulating a Plan

In our Relapse Prevention Program, we help clients identify those triggers as well as other early indicators that signal a problem long before someone picks up a drink or uses a drug. Then we work to prevent those triggers from leading back to active drug and alcohol abuse in the future.

By identifying the early warning signs and proactively problem solving how to deal with potential relapsing situations before a client is in crisis, clients will have the necessary tools and plans in place to prevent a full-blown relapse. With treatment, our clients learn to recognize the early signs of relapse, minimizing the chances of further relapse, and regain control of their lives.

After completing our relapse prevention program, our clients typically return to their environment and resume their daily lives. This could mean returning to a transitional living facility or halfway house, a sober residence, or some other type of living arrangement.


I was nervous about going to Four Circles, but I'm really glad I did. Meeting other guys who struggle with similar issues made me realize I'm not alone and that was a big step for me in recovering from my drug problem.

– Scotty N.
We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality behavioral health and addiction treatment.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • The Jason Foundation