Bouncing Back To Total Recovery
A component of the rehabilitation system is regression. Relapse could happen, but you can treat it as a setback rather than a failure.
There is always a probability that one will regress irrespective of the effort, adherence and devotion dedicated to rehabilitation.
Feeling great remorse and shame after relapsing is common. Rather than the continuous struggle against dependence and the temptation to reuse, one may opt to cave in.
About half (the National Institute on Drug Abuse put the figure at 40 - 60 %) of the patients undergoing rehabilitation will regress.
Think of your relapse as an opportunity to fine tune your prevention strategy and become more familiar with your triggers. By delving deeper into the root causes of the relapse you will be laying the foundation for a recovery which will ensure that you bounce back stronger than ever.
The Determining Factors Of 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.
You can overcome this feeling when you identify the factors that make you to be tempted.
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An upcoming relapse may exhibit some signs, which can include the following
- If Your Most Important Goal Is Not Abstinence
- You are more likely to experience a relapse when your commitment is less than hundred percent.
- In order to succeed you must be prepared to put in the hard work that is required to stay sober.
- Going for counselling sessions and registering with the 12-step programs is one sure way through which you can effectively recover from the addiction.
- Not Being In An Addiction Group
- Associating with the right group of people is the best way of avoiding to get back to the use of alcohol.
- Finding a positive helpline is very crucial to your success.
- 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
- In order for satisfaction of closed members and not because of true dedication is why some addicts start their regimen.
- The risks of a relapse increase significantly unless the individual truly wants to quit for themselves.
- 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.
- 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 To Do After Relapsing
In cases where one dose led to another and perhaps that succeeding dose led to another dose, then that sounds like you are back to your old habit.
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.
The primary objective would be to determine whether you are required to rehab once again. 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.
The main objective, at the start of rehabilitation after a regression, must strictly be achievement of normal living. A clean environment with availability of support groups is the best option for someone who has just come out of rehab. 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
You should take heart from the fact that help is readily available in case you have relapsed or think you might relapse. In order to abstain for a long time, a management plan individualized for you is what you should seek.