Having an understanding about whether you need to begin the process of recovery all over again will depend on whether you have reverted back to your old habits or have fully relapsed and are using substances once again regularly.
Going back to rehab in no way indicates that you or the process for the rehab has failed. Don't think of addiction as a problem that can be corrected with a one-time effort; dealing with it is a continuous process.
Relapsing soon after coming out from the treatment centre is not uncommon and the chance of recouping in rehab after it is high. The effects of alcohol can be severe when you stop and go back to the use again.
Acknowledgment of the fact of the recent substance abuse should be considered in addition to your safety and health when deciding to back to rehab.
Understanding these statistics is essential and addicts who are starting life afresh all over again are encouraged to protect their sobriety by utilising support services for aftercare and the 12-step programs. When it comes to maintaining long-term recovery, it is also incredibly important to understand the responses to a relapse.
Why Do I Need Treatment Again
The severity of your condition for the return to substance abuse will determine whether you need to go back into rehab or not.
You can however recollect yourself and go back to attending the meetings after you had slipped and started using the drugs for a while. 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.
Two methods can be used to determine whether you are a fit case for a rehab again. The duration of your drug or alcohol abuse and the intensity will need to be evaluated in the determination to be completed. Total regression can be tell apart from just an isolated goof.
A short-lived event which is usually only for a day when the substance is used for a brief period is identified 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.
A relapse is an entirely different and is a serious event in which the individual returns to a pattern of drug or alcohol abuse, which can last over a period of days or weeks just like they were doing earlier.
Avoidance of support system previously put in place like support groups, 12 step meetings and supervisors occur frequently in regression.
The medication and recovery program need to be reconsidered again so as to avoid any other chances of relapse. Presence of initiators, longings, uninteresting lifestyle and self-disbelief can make one to backslide to previous lifestyle. Sometimes, a user starts using the drug more intensely in a relapse than before. A relapse is often accompanied by negative emotions, like guilt and low self-esteem, which ironically makes the situation worse because the person uses drugs with greater force to deal with inner turmoil. Recovery becomes difficult when the person continues to use a substance regularly. Because of the grave and sometimes fatal effects of regression, it should be treated with urgency.
To come out of addiction, continuous effort needs to put.
The idea of having to return to rehab is not preferred by many, but it can possibly save your life. We are more than willing to help you find the best options for your therapy, so contact us today.
Undergoing Treatment For The Second Time
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 will be best to find a centre which is taking a different approach from the one which provided you the treatment initially because the programs vary among the types of treatments offered along with their philosophies, and you also have an opportunity to have access to better results.
CBT of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is one of the treatment approaches used to help the patient in dealing with triggers. The factors that cause people to relapse back to the use of alcohol are studied on this program. During a return visit to a rehab information about how people can respond differently to these triggers and how to avoid them completely is something that can be learned and can also be worked upon.
Regression might have been precipitated by some circumstances and feelings necessitating that you should be able to identify this and apply this knowledge to guard against future occurrence. The possibility of needing newer, better ways to handle stress, like breathing-based meditation and yoga, cannot be ruled out. Once you are out of rehab, doing these things can help you stay clean and avoid the triggers.
Returning To Rehab Is Not An Admission Of Failure
Returning to rehab is not a backward step on the road to recovery but a forward step and one which shows your commitment to stay sober. While this is not entirely a bad thing, this is where you make the realization that sobriety is an everyday way of life.
You have picked yourselves before earlier, and you just need to do it all over again.
Being able to experience this ordeal before make you more mindful and even more committed this time around. To accomplish a sustained abstinence, re-doing rehabilitation after regression is recommendable.
Contact us on 0800 772 3971 if your family member, friend or you need a place for rehabilitation after regression.