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The Course Of Relapse

Getting Back On Track To Recovery

There is a looming concern about relapse by recovering patients after rehabilitation. You can restart your journey of living drug-free in case you have relapsed.

Falling off track when trying to stop the use of drugs is a normal occurrence that many people face.

Indignity and remorse among patients often follow relapse. It is natural to momentarily feel like quitting on your commitment to stay sober and letting yourself fall headlong into the self-destructive path of addiction when you relapse.


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


Think of your relapse as an opportunity to fine tune your prevention strategy and become more familiar with your triggers. Understanding the underlying reasons for relapse will help you return to recovery with greater focus, determination, and intent.


Why Did The Relapse Happen

Just when the patient thinks that he is off the habit, he finds himself caught in the web of relapse. An estimated 50% of recovering patients experience this momentary vulnerability to old habits leading them to relapse.

You can prevent relapse if you are aware of the warning signs.

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An upcoming relapse may exhibit some signs, which can include the following:

  • Remaining Clean Is Not A Big Issue To You
  • One may get tempted to go back and start using alcohol if they are not 100% willing to recover from the addiction.
  • 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.
  • Not Being In An Addiction Group
  • A strong support system is often the main difference between relapsing and continuing recovery unhindered.
  • The importance of a solid support system for a recovering addict cannot be stated enough.
  • 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.
  • The odds of regression is greater unless the decision to stop is by oneself.
  • Not Being Prepared For Life Post Treatment
  • In order for smooth changeover into normal life after rehabilitation, formulation of a good regression avoidance strategy is useful.
  • There are many factors that can affect you after you have recovered and you need to plan on how you will overcome them and stay sober for the rest of your life.
  • If you intend to protect your newfound sobriety, you must be in a position clearly to identify the triggers which can cause a relapse.

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The Actions To Take After Relapse

This is however not the case where the condition became worse and you have to report back and continue with the recovery process.

When you undergo rehab again, you are likely to be asked to join cognitive behavioural therapy to address the root causes of relapse and to equip you with strategies to manage triggers in a positive manner in future. Many other therapies like meditation and yoga, fitness classes, and music and art therapy are there in many de-addiction facilities.


You must decide if undergoing rehab is necessary or not. If it was an isolated incident, and you have a commitment never to let it happen again you may not be required to go back to an inpatient facility.

Your focus should be on the transitioning back to regular life from the very moment you enter a treatment centre after a relapse. The first month after you have recovered, you need to be keeping the best company and maybe change the environment you are living in. It would also help if you have a plan or visual aids to remind you of your mission after leaving the treatment centre.


Reach Out For Help That You Need

There is always assistance for a person that is trying to stop the addiction to alcohol and even the people that are coming from rehab can be assisted to adjust to the new life. In order to abstain for a long time, a management plan individualized for you is what you should seek.