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The Way Forward After Relapse

Making A Comeback 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.

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.

Many people experience feelings of shame and regret after a relapse has occurred. You may have the feeling that you should be giving up the fight and carry on with your addiction rather than remaining obligated to work hard in order to overcome the fleeting desire to use drugs.


Data suggests that nearly 50 percent of recently-recovered drug addicts relapse.


On the contrary, you should be looking forward to using a relapse as a tool for learning and should clarify your relapse prevention plan and identify the triggers which are the cause of the relapse. The next phase of recovery will be efficient when you identify these factors.


What Are The Reasons For Relapse

It is saddening that regression happens after attainment of abstinence for a period of time. An estimated 50% of recovering patients experience this momentary vulnerability to old habits leading them to relapse.

Being able to recognize the usual precursors that lead to the habit proves very helpful in avoiding this dilemma.

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Some of these warning signals are:

  • Remaining Clean Is Not A Big Issue To You
  • You are at an increased risk of a relapse if you do not have a firm commitment to lifelong sobriety.
  • 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.
  • Not Being In An Addiction Group
  • Associating with the right group of people is the best way of avoiding to get back to the use of alcohol.
  • The importance of a solid support system for a recovering addict cannot be stated enough.
  • Pious direction by reflection or piety should be craved, 12-step therapy should be involved in and answerability to closed one ensured.
  • Blatant Lack of Determination to Quit
  • In order for satisfaction of closed members and not because of true dedication is why some addicts start their regimen.
  • The odds of regression is greater unless the decision to stop is by oneself.
  • Lack Of Readiness For After Rehabilitation
  • To ensure your transition to real life is smooth and bump-free, create a comprehensive plan to prevent relapse.
  • A few factors like a broken household, bad companionship, loneliness and deleterious habits are to be noted as hindrances to abstinence.
  • Your recently found abstinence need precise detection of the initiators for its preservation.

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The Actions To Take After Relapse

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.


You must decide if undergoing rehab is necessary or not. You probably don't need to undergo rehab in case it was a one-off slip and you are hundred percent committed to not let it happen again.

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. You should also continue taking therapy at an outpatient facility after completing rehab.


Acquire The Help You Desire

If you have already been through the treatment and are struggling with the potential or the reality of a relapse, help is certainly available. Join a de-addiction program that can help you live a sober life.