Triggers And Contending With Them information

Knowing How To Avoid Temptations


Challenges associated with withdrawal and treatments of addiction are many, however there are ways you can choose to reduce the temptation to go back to addiction.

Deciding to turn your life around and seek help with addiction is a pivotal changing point. You've access to addiction centres for assistance to quit now, beginning with acceptance and taking action to quit and stay sober.

Although it can really be daunting, fighting off the urge requires an iron will and you are good to go as long as you stick with your recovery game plan.


Feeling the desire and momentary weakness to the point of almost succumbing to the itch yet again is not far fetch.


Your Triggers And Spotting Them

It is while you are at the rehab centre that you can make the most crucial decision on how to overcome the challenge. 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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You're unique, so are your specific triggers, except for universal trigger points. Here are few of the uncommon triggers among recovering addicts

  • Maintaining Friendships With Those Still Using The Substance
  • Going to places where alcohol and drug are available will threaten your determination to break addiction to these substances.
  • Emotional States
  • Your inability to resolve low-esteem, stressful situations without resorting to substance in facing and dealing with psychological disorders.
  • Negative Home Environment
  • Going back to an isolated and lonely living environment can reignite the same memories that first put them on a road to addiction.
  • Social Activities
  • Gatherings in which alcohol and drugs flowed freely spark off craving for substance use.
  • It is imperative for a recovering patient to skip venues where drugs and other triggers are readily available.
  • Rooted Childhood Shocks
  • 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.

You can get to the root of this problem and identify a solution to it if you can seek the assistance of a counsellor.


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Making A Relapse Proof Plan

Inpatient programs have routines and activities that give distraction and sense of direction to recovering patients. Knowing that this kind of environment is only temporary, it is advised to craft a plan that would function as a deterrent or diversion to any triggers when outside the centre.

The effort required to put together a full proof plan is entirely personal, and should not be underestimated. Having an honest approach, being cooperative and understanding the situation will allow a counsellor to put together a full plan to help you avoid the places, people and other obstacles that might stand in your way.


The situations brought about by the shift from rehab to a real-world environment can be anticipated and a good plan can be developed out of it. A reversion avoidance plan is set up to help stay clean on a daily basis.

A solid and structured plan will include

  • Collaborate closely with a relative or close friend to facilitate the process.
  • Vanilla extract, bottles of alcohol, or anything that may.
  • A Written List Of Previous Provocations
  • Keep you eye on the prize by compiling a list of potential stimulants such as places, people, and others that can put your determination to the test.
  • 12-step Meeting and Sponsored Help
  • Create an environment where the assistance of your friends and family is possible by hiding nothing from them and keeping the line of communication open with them.
  • Another positive side of the 12-step process is the opportunity to gain friendly association with people who will contribute to the success of the treatment you receive from the centre.
  • Change To A Healthy And Better Version Of Yourself
  • Eating well, sleeping whenever is appropriate, and engaging in workouts are some of these 12 points.
  • Health gets the biggest hit when suffering addiction, therefore it's just fitting that it is restored to its tip-top shape.
  • After leaving the rehab facility, engage in an activity that will help you on the road to recovery for about 3 to 6 months.
  • You create room for continued addiction therapy practice through counselling, biofeedback, yoga in addition to available friends and family support.
  • Knowing that a lot of relapses happen when you are; Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired (the H.A.L.T rule), will help you avoid these feelings and manage the conditions to ensure you stay clear of relapsing.
  • Compare the advantages of breaking your addiction and the disadvantages of addiction in a list.
  • Make the list available for reference whenever you face a challenging situation on the recovery road for as a reminder to keep your eyes on being sober.

Looking For Help With Recovery

Regardless of all the planning you put into this, there is still the possibility you can go back and relapse on the substance. If this does occur, do not think of it as the end of the road to recovery - instead use it as a learning curve, figure out where you went wrong and fully understand how hard the task a head will be, have more determination, get more support. Falling into relapse does not mean you have failed, keep on trying.