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.
Your life can turn around if you decide to seek assistance to break your reliance on drugs. Just as mustering your courage in undergoing treatment, your focus in staying clean and resisting the urge depends on your commitment to getting well.
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.
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.
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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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.
Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
Severe Emotional Situations
Residual depression or anxiety that are left unaddressed greatly predisposes the recovering patient to relapse.
Conditions Of Living
It is almost impossible to fully recover no matter how focused and committed you are to your game plan when the same troubles and triggers are present on a daily basis.
Venues where booze or drugs are used can cause an immediate reversion.
You should avoid social scenes in which drugs and alcohol are accessible during initial stages of recovery.
Reliving Childhood Distress.
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.
Solicit assistance from a professional addiction counsellor to show you productive ways of identifying specific triggers and how to manage the situation through engaging your creative mind on positive actions.
Designing An Effective Relapse Prevention Procedure
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. Keeping possible lures at bay is an important plan when a therapy program is initiated.
Don't belittle the efforts that are put into developing a successful program because the efforts are worth more than you can ever imagines. Whatever may serve as obstacle can easily be overcome if you have a candid discussion with a counsellor without hiding your feelings so the you can be helped to map out a plan that will help you overcome the obstacles and put your addiction behind you.
You may face some challenging situations and you must plan ahead how to overcome such challenges at the initial stage after leaving the rehab centre for your home. Your resolution to stay sober one day at a time forms a solid foundation during relapse prevention program.
A proper strategy would be as follows:
If you don't want your recovery to have any hitches, ask for help from a friend or family.
This can include them ensuring the home is a safe environment, and clean of anything that can produce some sort of high; vanilla extract, cold medicines or hidden alcohol are some things to chuck away.
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.
The Assistance Of A Sponsor And A 12-step Congregation Plan
Build on the support and encouragement of family and friends through honest open communication and accountability.
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
A fitness plan, a good diet, and sleeping regularly is part of this.
Addiction will often result in mental and physical desperation, so you need to focus on bringing both to a healthy natural balance.
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.
Making a list of the positive and negative aspects of using the drug
It is important to save the list and keep it handy in order to review it every once and awhile when you may be tempted to abuse drugs again as it reminds you of the hard work you've made to stay away from the substance.
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. Relapse should not be viewed as failure in recovery program.