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.
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:
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.
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.