Getting Back On Track To Recovery
There is a looming concern about relapse by recovering patients after rehabilitation. There are a number of things which you can do to get back on the path of recovery if you have experienced a relapse.
There is always a probability that one will regress irrespective of the effort, adherence and devotion dedicated to rehabilitation.
Humiliation and embarrassment are the prevailing feelings among people who revert during treatment. The patient may feel defeated in his or her ordeal with recovery and decides to give in to the urge.
Up to 60% of patients trying to recover have a relapse at some point on the process.
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. Approximately 50% of all recovering addicts experience moments of weakness that take them back again and make them pick up drugs or alcohol all over again.
You can prevent relapse if you are aware of the warning signs.
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You can know if you are about to get off the track when
- Staying Clean Is Not Your Priority
- You are at an increased risk of a relapse if you do not have a firm commitment to lifelong sobriety.
- It takes courage and dedication to actually get over an addiction.
- Going for counselling sessions and registering with the 12-step programs is one sure way through which you can effectively recover from the addiction.
- 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.
- It is paramount during rehabilitation to belong to a 12-step therapy.
- Join support groups consisting of other recovering and fully-recovered addicts, participate in positive, healthy activities like meditation classes, and seek help and support from your loved ones.
- Not Being Committed To Being Sober
- Sometimes a person doesn't want to get sober but they may still be in the facility and attending the different addiction programs.
- It is quite easy for someone to go back to drinking ways if they were not committed to the being sober in the first place.
- Not Being Prepared For Life Post Treatment
- It is important to have in place a relapse prevention plan for transitioning back to regular life after the treatment has been completed.
- 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.
- 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.
Deciding whether redoing rehabilitation is the initial part. 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. One effective way of increasing your odds in recovering fully and avoid relapse is checking in a sober living home. 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.
Receiving The Best Assistance You Need
Assistance is procurable for those constantly in battle against imminent or ongoing regression despite complete rehabilitation. There are different support groups and rehab facilities offering different approaches of being sober and you can check in with one that fits you perfectly.