A component of the rehabilitation system is regression. You can still stop using the drug or alcohol even after you have relapsed.
There is always a probability that one will regress irrespective of the effort, adherence and devotion dedicated to rehabilitation.
Many people experience feelings of shame and regret after a relapse has occurred. Some people can even stop the recovery process because they get overwhelmed by guilt when they relapse.
Up to 60% of patients trying to recover have a relapse at some point on the process.
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.
The Determining Factors Of Relapse
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.
Prevention of this is possible with the awareness of the warning signals.
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Some of these warning signals are:
Forgetting About Your Goal Of Sobriety
You are more likely to experience a relapse when your commitment is less than hundred percent.
You can stay sober only if you put a lot of hard work and you should be ready for that.
This can include attending the 12-step program, having a committed sponsor and getting the necessary therapy or counselling for possible co-occurring mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
There's No Support System
Associating with the right group of people is the best way of avoiding to get back to the use of alcohol.
The importance of a solid support system for a recovering addict cannot be stated enough.
Pious direction by reflection or piety should be craved, 12-step therapy should be involved in and answerability to closed one ensured.
Disinterest In Stopping
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
To ensure your transition to real life is smooth and bump-free, create a comprehensive plan to prevent relapse.
There are many factors that can affect you after you have recovered and you need to plan on how you will overcome them and stay sober for the rest of your life.
Your recently found abstinence need precise detection of the initiators for its preservation.
This is however not the case where the condition became worse and you have to report back and continue with the recovery process.
This time around, you are a bit familiar about the treatment program especially when it comes to the focus that you require in order to avoid falling into the same pattern again. Beginning a workout schedule or taking part in art and creative activities is another effective method of keeping your mind off the drugs.
You must decide if undergoing rehab is necessary or not. It is advisable not to go through rehabilitation all over again because of one episode that may not repeat itself.
The main objective, at the start of rehabilitation after a regression, must strictly be achievement of normal living. A clean environment with availability of support groups is the best option for someone who has just come out of rehab. After exiting from rehab, you need to have a plan already on how you are going to conduct your life.
Acquire The Help You Desire
If you have already been through the treatment and are struggling with the potential or the reality of a relapse, help is certainly available. Sign up to post-rehab care that matches all your needs in order to maintain the clean-living and achieve full recovery.