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Dealing With Triggers

Knowing How To Avoid Temptations


There are numerous ways for reducing the percentage of lures although it is hard to stay away from them after therapy for dependence is completed.

Your life can turn around if you decide to seek assistance to break your reliance on drugs. You've access to addiction centres for assistance to quit now, beginning with acceptance and taking action to quit and stay sober.

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.


There may still be temptation to fall back into the same old habits that put you in rehab in the first place, the struggle is real and something a lot of people experience when they first finish their treatment program.


Being Aware Of Your Triggers

Treatment situation is the defining step of recovery from addiction, the balance of future planning depends on it. The therapist at such centre will help you dig deep and identify what is responsible for your reliance on drugs and come up with practical tips that can help you avoid these culprits while you are still undergoing recovery.

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Although most triggers are common among addicts, there are few that are specific to some patients only. Here are few of the uncommon triggers among recovering addicts:

  • Keeping Bonds With The Addicts.
  • Going to places where alcohol and drug are available will threaten your determination to break addiction to these substances.
  • Severe Emotional Situations
  • Residual depression or anxiety that are left unaddressed greatly predisposes the recovering patient to relapse.
  • Living Conditions
  • Another factor that may arouse the desire in you or stimulate the prevailing condition that made the use of these addictive drugs and sedatives common is going back to the same environment, that will weaken your resolution to keep off those substances.
  • Social Settings
  • Continued exposure to events or circles where access to alcohol and other drugs are uninhibited also contributes to a relapse.
  • You should avoid social scenes in which drugs and alcohol are accessible during initial stages of recovery.
  • Haunting Childhood Memories
  • Ex-addicts that have a deep-rooted childhood issues can easily go back into relapse if they are struggling to rid these memories.

These kinds of underlying issues should be dealt with and carefully addressed during counselling in order that the patient is equipped to cope when the situation arises.


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Making A Relapse Proof Plan

Without exposing self to the use of these substances, receiving treatment at home is good as it gives you an enabling facility that can help you succeed fast. Getting around some challenges that can thwart one's efforts is possible if you have made plans for how you want to go about your recovery after leaving the facility.

The effort required to put together a full proof plan is entirely personal, and should not be underestimated. Trust, cooperation and open communication with the psychotherapist or counsellor are key to crafting an effective recovery/relapse game plan.


The addict that's at the early stages of retrieval may have to face numerous lures especially when leaving the clinic to return home and this has to be tackled in advanced. Your resolution to stay sober one day at a time forms a solid foundation during relapse prevention program.

A good prevention action plan should include:

  • Enlisting the help and support of a close friend or family to ease the burden of transition.
  • Vanilla extract, bottles of alcohol, or anything that may.
  • A List Of Anticipated Triggers
  • 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.
  • Adapting consistent schedule such as 12-step is the way to go.
  • Constructing a care system and liability with sincere and open communication.
  • 12-step programs are especially important as they will introduce you to other members who share the same goal as you - to be sober.
  • Take Steps To Change Unhealthy Habits
  • 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.
  • 3-6 months outpatient programs are the best post discharge pledge programs.
  • 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.
  • Put down the benefits and burdens of staying sober for tracking purposes on paper.
  • 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 .

Seeking Assistance For Recovery

Retrieval can still take place regardless of all the strategy and energy put on it. 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. You don't fail when you break your determination to stay clear of these substance.