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Triggers And Contending With Them

Knowing How To Avoid Temptations


Although dealing with post-rehab triggers can be challenging, there are tricks that help in resisting the urge.

Deciding to submit to treatment surely does not come easy. You've access to addiction centres for assistance to quit now, beginning with acceptance and taking action to quit and stay sober.

A new and abstemious life will begin the moment that provocations are recognized and a suitable reversion avoidance plan is made despite lures being a dangerous trap.


It is typical for those that just go through retrieval to endure drugs and booze fight back when therapy is over and life returns to normality.


Recognising The Triggers

It is while you are at the rehab centre that you can make the most crucial decision on how to overcome the challenge. The therapist at such centre will help you dig deep and identify what is responsible for your reliance on drugs and come up with practical tips that can help you avoid these culprits while you are still undergoing recovery.

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There are provocations which are very common while others are individual. These are:

  • Associating With Abusers Of The Drug
  • Nothing can undo all the hard work put into treatment like going back to a social environment that accepts drug or alcohol use.
  • Intense Emotions Or Emotional Instability
  • The uneasiness of emotional states like depression, stress, frustration, and anxiety are triggering factors to the abuse of drugs.
  • Conditions Of Living
  • It is almost impossible to fully recover no matter how focused and committed you are to your game plan when the same troubles and triggers are present on a daily basis.
  • Social Surroundings
  • Another thing that can wake the feeling from slumber is attending social functions where these substances are served and are in abundance.
  • Someone who is in the early stages of recovery should obviously avoid any social environment in which substance abuse is common.
  • Rooted Childhood Shocks
  • Ex-addicts that have a deep-rooted childhood issues can easily go back into relapse if they are struggling to rid these memories.

Supporting an individual with a dependence by locating the precise causes and dealing with them is possible with a cautious and systematic training by a professional dependence counsellor.


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Making A Relapse Proof Plan

Inpatient programs have routines and activities that give distraction and sense of direction to recovering patients. Getting around some challenges that can thwart one's efforts is possible if you have made plans for how you want to go about your recovery after leaving the facility.

This exercise should not be side-lined and should be given time and effort. Having an honest approach, being cooperative and understanding the situation will allow a counsellor to put together a full plan to help you avoid the places, people and other obstacles that might stand in your way.


The addict that's at the early stages of retrieval may have to face numerous lures especially when leaving the clinic to return home and this has to be tackled in advanced. A reversion avoidance plan is set up to help stay clean on a daily basis.

A proper strategy would be as follows:

  • Speaking to a supportive member of family, or close friend to help you in times when temptation is the hardest.
  • This can include them ensuring the home is a safe environment, and clean of anything that can produce some sort of high; vanilla extract, cold medicines or hidden alcohol are some things to chuck away.
  • A Physical List Of Your Anticipated Triggers
  • Writing down helps in backtracking to monitor progress made on people, places to confirm your commitment to stay focused on the priority list of items.
  • Support Of A Guarantor And Following A 12-step Program
  • Establishing and maintaining honesty and open communication with loved ones fosters an environment of accountability and trust.
  • Meet and make new friends that support your commitment to stay away from addiction through fellowship and collective participation in 12-step programs.
  • Being Conscious About Changing Negative Conducts
  • A fitness plan, a good diet, and sleeping regularly is part of this.
  • Re-establishing psychological and physical health is very important for a complete retrieval.
  • 3-6 months outpatient programs are the best post discharge pledge programs.
  • This approach enables the patient to reap the benefits of continued helpful regimens like biofeedback, counselling, and even physical routines.
  • Managing Hunger, Anger, Loneliness or being Tired (HALT approach) effectively also helps the patient in avoiding relapse.
  • It is also helpful to prepare a visual aid listing all the cons of reverting to abuse and the benefits of maintaining sobriety.
  • keep the list with you for whenever you crave for the addictive substance as it will help your to remember why you have expended so much time and other resources to break the addiction.

Recovery And Support System

Regardless of all the planning you put into this, there is still the possibility you can go back and relapse on the substance. If for some reasons you have succumbed to relapse, consider it as a hump on the road to recovery and let that setback be a springboard to bounce back even stronger. Reversion is mortifying but it doesn't have to be considered a let-down.