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Triggers And Coping With Them

Knowing How To Avoid Temptations


Although dealing with post-rehab triggers can be challenging, there are tricks that help in resisting the urge.

Existence can be very different once one decides to go through therapy for dependence. 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.


It is typical for those that just go through retrieval to endure drugs and booze fight back when therapy is over and life returns to normality.


Establishing Your Triggers

Developing a roadmap to your recovery should take place while you are still undergoing rehabilitation. 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. They include:

  • Maintaining Friendships With Those Still Using The Substance
  • You are a product of your environment, hence if you surround yourself with drugs, users reverting to old habits is not highly unlikely.
  • Extreme Emotional States
  • The uneasiness of emotional states like depression, stress, frustration, and anxiety are triggering factors to the abuse of drugs.
  • Living Conditions
  • Going back to an isolated and lonely living environment can reignite the same memories that first put them on a road to addiction.
  • Social Settings
  • Continued exposure to events or circles where access to alcohol and other drugs are uninhibited also contributes to a relapse.
  • All venues where the drug is habitual have to be off-limits to someone who's just been on therapy.
  • Reliving Childhood Distress.
  • Traumatic abuse and other undesirable childhood experiences are also potent triggers for patients to revert to their old habits.

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.


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Designing An Effective Relapse Prevention Procedure

There are residential treatments that will offer a very well structured place for patients to be able to stabilize their recovery without any risk. 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.

Great effort is needed to make the plan effective and achievable in case of eventuality. Having an honest approach, being cooperative and understanding the situation will allow a counsellor to put together a full plan to help you avoid the places, people and other obstacles that might stand in your way.


Shifting from controlled inpatient setting to unstructured home environment presents great challenges to most struggling addicts during recovery period if left unplanned for in advance. Figuring out how to stay sober in a daily routine is the main goal for developing a relapse plan of prevention.

The following should be considered in order to come up with a sound relapse game plan:

  • If you don't want your recovery to have any hitches, ask for help from a friend or family.
  • 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.
  • List Of Potential Triggers
  • Keep you eye on the prize by compiling a list of potential stimulants such as places, people, and others that can put your determination to the test.
  • Strict Compliance To 12-step Programs And Support Assistance
  • Being honest with those around you, attending 12-step meetings and keeping communication will help construct good support and reliability for your recovery.
  • 12-step programs are crucial in creating connections among people who are committed to abstinence.
  • Taking Steps To Change Unhealthy Habits
  • Eating well, sleeping whenever is appropriate, and engaging in workouts are some of these 12 points.
  • Addiction will often result in mental and physical desperation, so you need to focus on bringing both to a healthy natural balance.
  • Attend outpatient programs for 3-6 months after treatment discharge.
  • You create room for continued addiction therapy practice through counselling, biofeedback, yoga in addition to available friends and family support.
  • Managing Hunger, Anger, Loneliness or being Tired (HALT approach) effectively also helps the patient in avoiding relapse.
  • It is also helpful to prepare a visual aid listing all the cons of reverting to abuse and the benefits of maintaining sobriety.
  • keep the list with you for whenever you crave for the addictive substance as it will help your to remember why you have expended so much time and other resources to break the addiction.

Looking For Help With Recovery

Even the best-laid plans can fail, hence it just makes sense to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Relapse should not mark the end of recovery from addiction, instead it should serve as an eye opener to a wider scope of available opportunities of adjustment to get back on course and pursue the ultimate price. Little setbacks can sometimes bring you to your senses.