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Do I Need To Go Back To Rehab

What You Need To Know About Recovery

Based on whether reuse is just one time or constant, you can decide to enter into a full rehabilitation program.


It is important to stay positive after a relapse and treat your return to rehab as a setback than a failure. The journey of addiction has long-lasting effects, and it is essential to act as and when required in order to remain in the path to recovery.

Recovery is a challenging process as some people tend to go back to the use of alcohol and drugs just after getting out of the rehab. Adverse reactions and tendency to overuse are quite common when you regress and go off track; this reason is the peril of regression.


Staying drug-free should be the primary governing factor when you make the decision of going back or not to rehab.


Because of the high risk of relapse, people just out of rehab are strongly recommended joining support groups, like 12-step program, to stay sober. There is absolute relevance for knowledge of adequate and appropriate responses when you regress in order to achieve prolonged sobriety.


Reasons To Need Treatment Again

Admission into rehabilitation facilities might be needed again based on the level of relapse.

If a slip occurs it is very vital that you open up to your sponsor or counsellor so you can be offered assistance in coping. It is imperative that you seek out the support and double your efforts to remain sober. Halt the use immediately and contact those that will guide you once regression has occurred.


The duration and severity of alcohol and substance abuse are the main points in assessment of the need to get back into rehabilitation. It is important for you to be able to keep a good head and identify an isolated case and a relapse.

  • One can use alcohol for a short while and this is defined as a slip.
  • When a slip happens, the person understands the risk he or she may have taken and stops using the substance before sliding back into an addiction all over again.
  • There are some people that get back to full use of alcohol and this is what is known as a relapse which has far more consequences that a slip.
  • When a user experiences a relapse, he or she is likely to miss therapy sessions.

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Why Treatment Did Not Work For Me The First Time

Most times, regression shows that the management needs fine tuning and not that there is total failure of the therapy. Relapse is really just a looming shadow waiting for the chance opened up by your weakness and indiscretion. It is said that the addiction becomes even stronger once relapse sets in. Remorse and shame felt by the patient when relapsing are the same factors pushing him to continue with the abuse. Recovery becomes difficult when the person continues to use a substance regularly. A relapse must be considered seriously because a return to drug, and alcohol abuse can have dangerous or even fatal consequences.


To come out of addiction, continuous effort needs to put.

Returning to a treatment facility can be dreadful yet it can spell your peril should you decide against it. Do you want to start rehabilitation after you have regressed? Contact us immediately.


The Second Stint Of Rehabilitation

A patient need to check back to the facility if they have slipped or gone back to the use of alcohol. It is extremely important to get back into a treatment program fast. The actions taken will immediately cut off the access to the substance and help the individual to regain control over their recovery.

It is suggested that seeking treatment from a different facility this time might be better in order to implement a new regimen that would be more effective.

Dependence is often treated by Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is highly beneficial when trying to understand how an individual responds to certain triggers or people, places and things that can fuel their desire to begin using drugs or alcohol. During your second rehab you can learn ways to dodge and handle triggers.

Addressing the root cause that helped drive the addiction is also one important thing that a CBT can tackle. You could very well have a requirement to find new methods to deal with the stress and explore techniques of relaxation such as deep breathing, meditation and yoga. Each of the aforementioned strategies empowers newly-recovered addicts to hand stress and stressful situations positively, without falling back on alcohol or drugs for support.


It Is Not A Failure If You Start Rehabilitation Again

It takes commitment for someone to go back to the rehab after a relapse and such efforts need to be commended. Knowing the problems associated with relapse and loving yourself enough to live healthy are very important.

You can repeat the heroic action of helping yourself again.

After experiencing a period of sobriety earlier recovering addicts often completes their second visit to the rehab and becomes even more dedicated to their recovery and determined to sustain the education for a lifetime. This is the best opportunity to get over your addiction and get clean for the rest of your life.

If you or a loved one has relapsed and needs help finding a treatment centre, please call us now on 0800 246 1509.