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The Process Of Relapsing

Getting Back On Track To Recovery

The road to compete withdrawal from drugs is faced with many challenges and relapsing is one of it. You can restart your journey of living drug-free in case you have relapsed.

Regardless of how diligently a recovery is pursued or the type of commitment you have for lifelong sobriety the chances of a relapse prevailing at some point remain present.

Many people experience feelings of shame and regret after a relapse has occurred. Rather than the continuous struggle against dependence and the temptation to reuse, one may opt to cave in.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse has made an announcement that the relapse rates during the process of recovery are in the region of 40 to 60%.


Think of your relapse as an opportunity to fine tune your prevention strategy and become more familiar with your triggers. By delving deeper into the root causes of the relapse you will be laying the foundation for a recovery which will ensure that you bounce back stronger than ever.


The Determining Factors Of Relapse

It is saddening that regression happens after attainment of abstinence for a period of time. A brief episode of temptation which causes relapse is encountered by about 50% of people in rehabilitation.

Prevention of this is possible with the awareness of the warning signals.

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You can know if you are about to get off the track when:

  • If Your Most Important Goal Is Not Abstinence
  • You are more likely to experience a relapse when your commitment is less than hundred percent.
  • In order to succeed you must be prepared to put in the hard work that is required to stay sober.
  • Support group gathering attendance, devoted benefactor partnership and co-morbid psychiatric illnesses treatment are some of these.
  • Lack Of Social Backing
  • A sober individual who has recently completed his or her recovery program to have a solid support network from the very onset because this can prove to be the difference between continued recovery or relapsing back into addiction.
  • Finding a positive helpline is very crucial to your success.
  • Pious direction by reflection or piety should be craved, 12-step therapy should be involved in and answerability to closed one ensured.
  • Not Being Committed To Being Sober
  • Some patients were just talked out and forced to rehab without really having the clear intentions for themselves to get well.
  • The lower the commitment of a user to give up drugs or alcohol, the higher the chances of relapse.
  • Not Being Prepared For Life Post Treatment
  • One needs to know how they plan on carrying on with their life after they have recovered so that they are not tempted to get back to alcohol.
  • Some factors can derail your plan to sobriety and these include unhealthy family environment, loneliness, unhealthy routine, and company of people who have an alcohol or drug problem.
  • Your recently found abstinence need precise detection of the initiators for its preservation.

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What To Do After Relapsing

Unfortunately, you may find the need to get back into a strict treatment program if you have fallen back into a continued pattern of substance abuse.

Upon reaching a decision regarding the treatment you should provide deeper emphasis for the therapy and in particular, cognitive-behavioural therapy [CBT] which has proven successful in teaching recovering addicts new behavioural responses to distorted thinking. There are several forms of therapy, which can be explored among the many treatment programs and include art and music therapy, yoga and relaxation techniques, physical fitness and even equine therapy.


You must decide if undergoing rehab is necessary or not. You need to evaluate if what happened was just a one-time temporary moment of weakness.

When you enter rehab after experiencing a relapse, stronger emphasis should be on helping you to smoothly transition back to real life. The first month after you have recovered, you need to be keeping the best company and maybe change the environment you are living in. Anticipation of sustenance of management by regular clinic visitation after discharge is helpful.


Reach Out For Help That You Need

In case your gut feels that you are more likely to relapse post -rehab, it would be best to ask help from your counsellor or support group to address your situation. You should get yourselves enrolled in a treatment program that suits your requirements the best and one which can help you reach sustained sobriety.