Challenges associated with withdrawal and treatments of addiction are many, however there are ways you can choose to reduce the temptation to go back to addiction.
You want life transformation experience; resolve to stay free from addiction today. Just as mustering your courage in undergoing treatment, your focus in staying clean and resisting the urge depends on your commitment to getting well.
You can overcome this challenge permanently if you can know what causes you reliance on drugs and how to resist despite the fact that determination and self-control are needed.
Feeling the desire and momentary weakness to the point of almost succumbing to the itch yet again is not far fetch.
Establishing Your Triggers
The moment someone is undergoing therapy is when a crucial phase of retrieval planning occurs. To control and keep away possible provocations, dependence retrieval counsellors work with patients to inspect the provocations that caused the compulsion and deal with them while attending the course of the therapy program.
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Triggers are different from person to person, but some are pretty common. Common ones:
Associating With Abusers Of The Drug
You are a product of your environment, hence if you surround yourself with drugs, users reverting to old habits is not highly unlikely.
Severe Emotional Situations
There may be the desire to overcome some negative feelings such as stress, dejection, and unnecessary worries by using drugs or taking alcohol.
Going back to certain activities, lonely or dysfunctional living circumstances that have been triggering factors to the abuse of substances
Continued exposure to events or circles where access to alcohol and other drugs are uninhibited also contributes to a relapse.
You should avoid social scenes in which drugs and alcohol are accessible during initial stages of recovery.
Haunting Childhood Memories
Ex-addicts that have a deep-rooted childhood issues can easily go back into relapse if they are struggling to rid these memories.
These kinds of underlying issues should be dealt with and carefully addressed during counselling in order that the patient is equipped to cope when the situation arises.
Designing An Effective Relapse Prevention Procedure
Residential addiction therapy programs take place in controlled risk free setting which promotes quick recovery process. Getting involved in an outside treatment program is the best way to avoid unwanted obstacles that may stand in your way of a new and sober life.
This exercise should not be side-lined and should be given time and effort. This requires individual soul searching and collaboration with counsellor to set up elaborate plan to outshine people, places and items that could derail the desired soberness outcome.
The addict that's at the early stages of retrieval may have to face numerous lures especially when leaving the clinic to return home and this has to be tackled in advanced. Figuring out how to stay sober in a daily routine is the main goal for developing a relapse plan of prevention.
A good prevention action plan should include:
Speaking to a supportive member of family, or close friend to help you in times when temptation is the hardest.
Your support system should be able to sterilize your place so that it will be free from any triggers or substances that could easily be abused.
Listing The Potential And Identified Triggers
Having a list of people, venues and aspects that can demonstrate your abstemiousness is useful for staying conscious on retrieval.
12-step Meeting and Sponsored Help
Establishing and maintaining honesty and open communication with loved ones fosters an environment of accountability and trust.
As part of the twelve-step regimen, surrounding yourself with like-minded people is very instrumental to achieving full recovery.
Being Conscious About Changing Negative Conducts
Physical fitness, eating nutritious diet, and having enough sleep are activities poised to speed up recovery process.
You must ensure that your overall well-being is maintained as the dependence on drugs and alcohol will have affected you both mentally and physically.
3-6 months outpatient programs are the best post discharge pledge programs.
Patients that just got clean will benefit from enduring therapy aspects like counselling, biofeedback, yoga, and general help.
Keep up with the H.A.L.T. rule which means that reversion takes place when one is Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired making these four circumstances vital to avoid a fall back
Put down the benefits and burdens of staying sober for tracking purposes on paper.
It is important to save the list and keep it handy in order to review it every once and awhile when you may be tempted to abuse drugs again as it reminds you of the hard work you've made to stay away from the substance.
Looking For Help With Recovery
Despite all the planning and activities in withdrawal from addiction chances of relapse cannot be completely ruled out. If this does occur, do not think of it as the end of the road to recovery - instead use it as a learning curve, figure out where you went wrong and fully understand how hard the task a head will be, have more determination, get more support. Relapse should not be viewed as failure in recovery program.