Relapsing And What Happens after-rehab

Bouncing Back To Total Recovery

A component of the rehabilitation system is regression. In order to attain abstinence after one has regressed, several actions can be taken.

Falling off track when trying to stop the use of drugs is a normal occurrence that many people face.

Humiliation and embarrassment are the prevailing feelings among people who revert during treatment. You may have the feeling that you should be giving up the fight and carry on with your addiction rather than remaining obligated to work hard in order to overcome the fleeting desire to use drugs.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse has made an announcement that the relapse rates during the process of recovery are in the region of 40 to 60%.


Think of your relapse as an opportunity to fine tune your prevention strategy and become more familiar with your triggers. The next phase of recovery will be efficient when you identify these factors.


Relapse And The Reasons For It

It is saddening that regression happens after attainment of abstinence for a period of time. There is usually that urge to return to the use of drugs when someone has become clean for sometime.

You can overcome this feeling when you identify the factors that make you to be tempted.

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You can know if you are about to get off the track when

  • If Your Most Important Goal Is Not Abstinence
  • Regression is more probable when there is no strong devotion to maintaining abstinence for a prolonged duration.
  • The readiness to struggle fervently for abstinence is necessary for victory.
  • 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.
  • Lack Of Social Backing
  • The presence of a support system whether it is in the form of a reliable friend or your family makes or enhances your chances in recovering.
  • It is important to be around the people that share the same experience as you.
  • Pious direction by reflection or piety should be craved, 12-step therapy should be involved in and answerability to closed one ensured.
  • Not Being Committed To Being Sober
  • Many cases have been noted where the individual joins the treatment program because he or she is trying to please their family members or friends but do not have a commitment for quitting for themselves.
  • This underlying issue predisposes the patient to a much greater chance of relapse.
  • Not Having A Plan After Being Sober
  • It always helps to have a plan or a roadmap on how to go about daily when you will have left rehab and make the transition.
  • A few factors like a broken household, bad companionship, loneliness and deleterious habits are to be noted as hindrances to abstinence.
  • Your recently found abstinence need precise detection of the initiators for its preservation.

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What Do I Do After Relapse

Unfortunately, you may find the need to get back into a strict treatment program if you have fallen back into a continued pattern of substance abuse.

Upon reaching a decision regarding the treatment you should provide deeper emphasis for the therapy and in particular, cognitive-behavioural therapy [CBT] which has proven successful in teaching recovering addicts new behavioural responses to distorted thinking. In addition to the improved emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you can also supplement other therapies like music, yoga, and even exercise routines.


Your condition needs to be assessed so that you know if you are supposed to return to the facility for treatment or not. It is advisable not to go through rehabilitation all over again because of one episode that may not repeat itself.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. The first month after you have recovered, you need to be keeping the best company and maybe change the environment you are living in. It would also help if you have a plan or visual aids to remind you of your mission after leaving the treatment centre.


Receiving The Best Assistance You Need

You should take heart from the fact that help is readily available in case you have relapsed or think you might relapse. In order to abstain for a long time, a management plan individualized for you is what you should seek.