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Handling The Triggers

Understanding How To Escape The Appeal


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

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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.


Resisting drug or alcohol shortly after treatment is the first step on the road to recovery and the struggle has only just began with one or two victorious resistance to temptation.


Being Aware Of Your Triggers

The moment someone is undergoing therapy is when a crucial phase of retrieval planning occurs. In the course of treatment, addiction counsellors assist patients examine and identify triggers prompting inclination to substance abuse and point them in the direction of post discharge steps to manage withdrawal symptoms and avoid possible relapse.

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Although most triggers are common among addicts, there are few that are specific to some patients only. Some of these are:

  • Maintaining Friendships With Those Still Using The Substance
  • Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
  • Excessive Emotional Outbursts
  • Residual depression or anxiety that are left unaddressed greatly predisposes the recovering patient to relapse.
  • Living Conditions
  • Pull of the past revives previous addiction, if you continue to engage in compromising behaviours that triggered substance use in specific settings and in the company of the occupants of the place.
  • 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.
  • Traumatic Childhood Experience That Refuses To Go
  • Abuse of drug may start from a simple desire to use drugs to cope when faced with challenging situations from childhood, negative experiences, or a family that is nothing to write home about.

Supporting an individual with a dependence by locating the precise causes and dealing with them is possible with a cautious and systematic training by a professional dependence counsellor.


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Creating A Relapse Avoidance Plan

Residential addiction therapy programs take place in controlled risk free setting which promotes quick recovery process. That is the reason strategic discharge plan for continued therapy program outside the environment is critical to prevent relapse in unstructured surrounding.

The effort required to put together a full proof plan is entirely personal, and should not be underestimated. Whatever may serve as obstacle can easily be overcome if you have a candid discussion with a counsellor without hiding your feelings so the you can be helped to map out a plan that will help you overcome the obstacles and put your addiction behind you.


Going from a controlled treatment facility environment back into a normal way of living can be challenging, but this should be considered and planned for, allowing you to anticipate anything that might pop up. 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:

  • Collaborate closely with a relative or close friend to facilitate the process.
  • Ensuring that the home is free from alluring influence including medications, alcohol bottles within vicinity are some ways of getting rid of pull of the past to accommodate the future.
  • A Physical List Of Your Anticipated Triggers
  • Writing down helps in backtracking to monitor progress made on people, places to confirm your commitment to stay focused on the priority list of items.
  • The Assistance Of A Sponsor And A 12-step Congregation Plan
  • 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.
  • Change To A Healthy And Better Version Of Yourself
  • A fitness plan, a good diet, and sleeping regularly is part of this.
  • Re-establishing psychological and physical health is very important for a complete retrieval.
  • 3-6 months outpatient programs are the best post discharge pledge programs.
  • This approach enables the patient to reap the benefits of continued helpful regimens like biofeedback, counselling, and even physical routines.
  • Managing Hunger, Anger, Loneliness or being Tired (HALT approach) effectively also helps the patient in avoiding relapse.
  • Make a list of the negative things you have experienced whilst addicted, and the positives of being sober.
  • This list can be handy in times where the desire is overpowering as it remind you of the effort, time and original reason why you stopped the habit to start with .

Finding Support In Recovery

There is the tendency to go back to the drug or alcohol despite all these plans. You should consider take some steps backward as a pointer to the fact that succeeding in such an endeavour is not a piece of cake and should be moved to increase your determination and personal efforts to succeed if you give in to your urge to use the drugs or alcohol again. Little setbacks can sometimes bring you to your senses.