Bouncing Back To Total Recovery
A component of the rehabilitation system is regression. You can still stop using the drug or alcohol even after you have relapsed.
Even if you are completely committed to stay drug-free and work tirelessly toward that goal, the risk of relapsing is real and can become a reality.
Feeling guilty after getting off track the recovery path is also common. Rather than the continuous struggle against dependence and the temptation to reuse, one may opt to cave in.
Up to 60% of patients trying to recover have a relapse at some point on the process.
Notwithstanding the setback, this should be treated as an opportunity to regroup and re-evaluate the plan in order to bounce back stronger and better. Refocusing on the solution to the root cause of the relapse is a reinvigorating energy that renews your zeal to beat addiction once and for all.
What Are The Reasons For Relapse
Just when the patient thinks that he is off the habit, he finds himself caught in the web of relapse. There is usually that urge to return to the use of drugs when someone has become clean for sometime.
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
- Not Being Serious About Your Sobriety
- One may get tempted to go back and start using alcohol if they are not 100% willing to recover from the addiction.
- You can stay sober only if you put a lot of hard work and you should be ready for that.
- Going for counselling sessions and registering with the 12-step programs is one sure way through which you can effectively recover from the addiction.
- Zero Support System
- Associating with the right group of people is the best way of avoiding to get back to the use of alcohol.
- It is paramount during rehabilitation to belong to a 12-step therapy.
- You can engage in different activities and hobbies and even seek the guidance of your close relatives and friends as you try to recover.
- Blatant Lack of Determination to Quit
- Sometimes a person doesn't want to get sober but they may still be in the facility and attending the different addiction programs.
- This underlying issue predisposes the patient to a much greater chance of relapse.
- Not Having A Plan After Being Sober
- To ensure your transition to real life is smooth and bump-free, create a comprehensive plan to prevent relapse.
- 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.
- The ability to immediately recognize a trigger can mean relapse and live another day of being sober.
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I Relapsed So Now What
A meticulous management plan is necessitated when there is regression to recurrent drug misuse.
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. Artistry and songs can be used in treatment, resting techniques; exercises and horse psychotherapy are among the additional treatments.
Your condition needs to be assessed so that you know if you are supposed to return to the facility for treatment or not. Sometimes you don't have to check back to a rehab if you had gone back to using alcohol.
Your focus should be on the transitioning back to regular life from the very moment you enter a treatment centre after a relapse. You may learn that the best option to avoid a relapse is by entering a sober living environment for a few months where accountability and discipline can prove extremely helpful during the vulnerable initial few months post-treatment. After exiting from rehab, you need to have a plan already on how you are going to conduct your life.
Get The Assistance You Require
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.