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Relapsing And What Happens

Bouncing Back To Total 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.

Relapse gets even the most committed and focused patient on their way to recovery.

Humiliation and embarrassment are the prevailing feelings among people who revert during treatment. Some people can even stop the recovery process because they get overwhelmed by guilt when they relapse.


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. A better plan to complete rehabilitation can be formulated when one search intensively for the main determinant of the regression.


Why Relapse Occurred

Although unfortunate, relapsing after spending considerable amount of time being sober is fairly common. There is usually that urge to return to the use of drugs when someone has become clean for sometime.

Being able to recognize the usual precursors that lead to the habit proves very helpful in avoiding this dilemma.

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An upcoming relapse may exhibit some signs, which can include the following:

  • Forgetting About Your Goal Of Sobriety
  • It helps to confirm and reaffirm your commitment to your goal otherwise, you are bound to go off-course.
  • You can stay sober only if you put a lot of hard work and you should be ready for that.
  • 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
  • Sustenance of reformation or regression to misuse can be determined by the strength of social assistance the recovered user has.
  • It is paramount during rehabilitation to belong to a 12-step therapy.
  • Work with someone that would hold you responsible for your actions, reflect on your situation and participate in sobriety group activities.
  • You Should Want To Quit For Yourselves
  • Some patients were just talked out and forced to rehab without really having the clear intentions for themselves to get well.
  • The risks of a relapse increase significantly unless the individual truly wants to quit for themselves.
  • 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.
  • Your recently found abstinence need precise detection of the initiators for its preservation.

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I Relapsed So Now What

A meticulous management plan is necessitated when there is regression to recurrent drug misuse.

When you undergo rehab again, you are likely to be asked to join cognitive behavioural therapy to address the root causes of relapse and to equip you with strategies to manage triggers in a positive manner in future. Beginning a workout schedule or taking part in art and creative activities is another effective method of keeping your mind off the drugs.


It is important to know if you need to go back to inpatient care in cases where you slipped. Sometimes you don't have to check back to a rehab if you had gone back to using alcohol.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. A clean environment with availability of support groups is the best option for someone who has just come out of rehab. Anticipation of sustenance of management by regular clinic visitation after discharge is helpful.


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.