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 still stop using the drug or alcohol even after you have relapsed.
Falling off track when trying to stop the use of drugs is a normal occurrence that many people face.
Feeling guilty after getting off track the recovery path is also common. Rather than the continuous struggle against dependence and the temptation to reuse, one may opt to cave in.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has made an announcement that the relapse rates during the process of recovery are in the region of 40 to 60%.
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.
What Are The Reasons For Relapse
It is rather unfortunate, but it is a common occurrence among people who are on the path of recovery to relapse after a period of sobriety. No fewer than 50 percent of recovering addicts experience a momentary lapse of reason and consume alcohol or drugs once again.
Knowing some of the danger points can help you prevent a relapse.
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You can know if you are about to get off the track when
- 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.
- Graduating from rehab is just half the job, the rest requires total control and effort to wake up sober every day.
- You must attend each and every session of personal or group therapy or support group meetings, besides taking professional help for any psychological conditions, like depression.
- There's No Support System
- Associating with the right group of people is the best way of avoiding to get back to the use of alcohol.
- It is important to be around the people that share the same experience as you.
- 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.
- 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.
- This underlying issue predisposes the patient to a much greater chance of relapse.
- Not Having A Plan After Being Sober
- One needs to know how they plan on carrying on with their life after they have recovered so that they are not tempted to get back to alcohol.
- Some factors can derail your plan to sobriety and these include unhealthy family environment, loneliness, unhealthy routine, and company of people who have an alcohol or drug problem.
- The ability to immediately recognize a trigger can mean relapse and live another day of being sober.
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What To Do After Relapsing
Unfortunately, you may find the need to get back into a strict treatment program if you have fallen back into a continued pattern of substance abuse.
The second time may need you to be put in some of the effective treatment programs such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) so that you can fully recover without relapsing again. 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. You need to evaluate if what happened was just a one-time temporary moment of weakness.
When you enter rehab after experiencing a relapse, stronger emphasis should be on helping you to smoothly transition back to real life. A clean environment with availability of support groups is the best option for someone who has just come out of rehab. After exiting from rehab, you need to have a plan already on how you are going to conduct your life.
Enlist All The 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. Join a de-addiction program that can help you live a sober life.