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Do I Need To Go Back To Rehab

Putting Your Road To Sobriety In Perspective

Having an understanding about whether you need to begin the process of recovery all over again will depend on whether you have reverted back to your old habits or have fully relapsed and are using substances once again regularly.


It does not signify personal or method failure when one goes back to rehabilitation. Don't think of addiction as a problem that can be corrected with a one-time effort; dealing with it is a continuous process.

It is common to relapse during the early stages of a recovery. However, many people who have failed have managed to bounce back again to regain control of their sobriety. It is important to note that relapse can be very harmful to you will suffer the side effects and impacts of the substance once again.


Staying drug-free should be the primary governing factor when you make the decision of going back or not to rehab.


Because of the high risk of relapse, people just out of rehab are strongly recommended joining support groups, like 12-step program, to stay sober. There is absolute relevance for knowledge of adequate and appropriate responses when you regress in order to achieve prolonged sobriety.


Why Do I Need Treatment Again

If the relapse is severe, undergoing rehab is recommended.

You can however recollect yourself and go back to attending the meetings after you had slipped and started using the drugs for a while. Urgently, abstinence should be attained by working harder and taking more advantages of the social support system. Halt the use immediately and contact those that will guide you once regression has occurred.


The intensity and duration of your relapse determine if you must undergo rehab again or not. There are differences between a single slip and a full relapse.

  • When you use a drug for a small time period, a few hours or a day, it is termed as a slip.
  • It is important that although it happened you are able to recognize that it can be a wick to light up the full blown addiction again.
  • Relapsing more than once instance of abuse and the urge has returned that it had become a habit you can no longer control.
  • Avoidance of support system previously put in place like support groups, 12 step meetings and supervisors occur frequently in regression.

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Why Did Treatment Fail The First Time

Relapsing may not be considered as a failure with the treatment rather it is an opportunity for improvement in terms of the commitment in executing the post-rehab plan. Relapse is really just a looming shadow waiting for the chance opened up by your weakness and indiscretion. Users get more deeply dependent on the substance than before during regression. Reinforcement of the drug using habits is promoted by the fact that the user try to detach from his conscience because of disgrace and embarrassment. Recovery becomes difficult when the person continues to use a substance regularly. The results of a relapse are usually very catastrophic.


The road to recovery needs commitment and daily care for a very long time so that the addict does not fall back to addiction.

Going back to rehab is not an inviting proposition but it can be a life-saver. Do you want to start rehabilitation after you have regressed? Contact us immediately.


The Second Stint Of Rehabilitation

The time to visit an alcohol or drug abuse rehab is right away in the event of a relapse. One can get back to the recovery process quickly if they return to the rehab soon after a relapse.

Different programs have different treatment methodologies and that's why you might benefit from enrolling into a different program than the previous one.

CBT of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the treatment approaches used to help the patient in dealing with triggers. With this kind of therapy, a therapist is able to address the root psychological causes of addiction. At the second attempt at rehabilitation, avoidance and harmless feedback to these initiators are discussed.

Taking a look at the events or emotions which may have triggered the relapse and learning how properly to deal about these issues in the future are also extremely important. Stress relief activities like yoga, respiratory exercise and reflection can be done to help manage anxiety. Each of the aforementioned strategies empowers newly-recovered addicts to hand stress and stressful situations positively, without falling back on alcohol or drugs for support.


Utilising Rehab For A Second Time Does Not Mean You Failed

One should be regarded as been brave and not weak when one restart rehabilitation. While this is not entirely a bad thing, this is where you make the realization that sobriety is an everyday way of life.

You can repeat the heroic action of helping yourself again.

The addicts are always more committed to the process the second time they report back to a rehab and always recover during this phase. You stand a great chance of permanent recovery after you complete rehab following a relapse.

Contact us on 0800 246 1509 if your family member, friend or you need a place for rehabilitation after regression.