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The Course Of Relapse

Getting Back On Track To Recovery

A component of the rehabilitation system is regression. You can restart your journey of living drug-free in case you have relapsed.

There is always a probability that one will regress irrespective of the effort, adherence and devotion dedicated to rehabilitation.

Many people experience feelings of shame and regret after a relapse has occurred. Some people can even stop the recovery process because they get overwhelmed by guilt when they relapse.


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


You can however turn this occurrence around: Recognize the factors that caused you to relapse is one effective way of getting back to your recovery. A better plan to complete rehabilitation can be formulated when one search intensively for the main determinant of the regression.


Why Relapse Occurred

Just when the patient thinks that he is off the habit, he finds himself caught in the web of relapse. A brief episode of temptation which causes relapse is encountered by about 50% of people in rehabilitation.

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 more likely to experience a relapse when your commitment is less than hundred percent.
  • The readiness to struggle fervently for abstinence is necessary for victory.
  • Support group gathering attendance, devoted benefactor partnership and co-morbid psychiatric illnesses treatment are some of these.
  • Lack Of Social Backing
  • The presence of a support system whether it is in the form of a reliable friend or your family makes or enhances your chances in recovering.
  • Having a support group comprising of others during the recovery is vital.
  • 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
  • Some patients were just talked out and forced to rehab without really having the clear intentions for themselves to get well.
  • This underlying issue predisposes the patient to a much greater chance of relapse.
  • Being Unprepared For Life Post Treatment
  • It always helps to have a plan or a roadmap on how to go about daily when you will have left rehab and make the transition.
  • This is where your learning from the counselling sessions come in handy in reference to identifying the triggers and other psychosocial factors of your addiction.
  • To stay sober, you need to recognize things than can trigger a relapse and create a plan to encounter them.

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What Do I Do After Relapse

A meticulous management plan is necessitated when there is regression to recurrent drug misuse.

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. Artistry and songs can be used in treatment, resting techniques; exercises and horse psychotherapy are among the additional treatments.


Deciding whether redoing rehabilitation is the initial part. Sometimes you don't have to check back to a rehab if you had gone back to using alcohol.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. Admission into conducive surroundings where one can be held responsible and answerable, in the initial periods when one is more prone to regression, is the finest choice. It would prove to be a great advantage if you are prepared with an outpatient plan for continued therapy even after you have left the chosen treatment plan.


Acquire The Help You Desire

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. Sign up to post-rehab care that matches all your needs in order to maintain the clean-living and achieve full recovery.