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Triggers And Contending With Them

Fighting The Urge


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.

Existence can be very different once one decides to go through therapy for dependence. You've access to addiction centres for assistance to quit now, beginning with acceptance and taking action to quit and stay sober.

Having to live with temptation, or "triggers", takes determination and a strong sense of mind, but once you know what the trigger are you can work on a plan to prevent them from interfering with your daily life; allowing you to truly focus on a sober life.


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.


Establishing Your Triggers

Planning step by step procedures to take, and how to avoid certain triggers is something usually done whilst still in a treatment environment. 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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Some factors that are the culprit in cases of addiction are common while some are peculiar to each addict. They include:

  • Maintaining Acquaintance With Abusers
  • Attending venues where drug and booze consumption are very common.
  • Excessive Emotional Outbursts
  • Residual depression or anxiety that are left unaddressed greatly predisposes the recovering patient to relapse.
  • Living Conditions
  • 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.
  • Social Activities
  • Being in a social situation where alcohol or drugs are being used can trigger an ex-addict into falling back into relapse.
  • You should avoid social scenes in which drugs and alcohol are accessible during initial stages of recovery.
  • Traumatic Childhood Experience That Refuses To Go
  • 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.

Supporting an individual with a dependence by locating the precise causes and dealing with them is possible with a cautious and systematic training by a professional dependence counsellor.


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Detailing A Relapse Prevention Scheme

Inpatient programs have routines and activities that give distraction and sense of direction to recovering patients. That is the reason strategic discharge plan for continued therapy program outside the environment is critical to prevent relapse in unstructured surrounding.

The effort required to put together a full proof plan is entirely personal, and should not be underestimated. The proper strategy to stay clean among people, venues, and events that can cause a relapse is a deep consideration, rectitude, and collaboration with a counsellor.


Shifting from controlled inpatient setting to unstructured home environment presents great challenges to most struggling addicts during recovery period if left unplanned for in advance. Staying clean and sane daily after rehab care is part of the goal in developing the relapse-proof plan.

A solid and structured plan will include:

  • If you don't want your recovery to have any hitches, ask for help from a friend or family.
  • Vanilla extract, bottles of alcohol, or anything that may.
  • A Physical List Of Your 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.
  • Support Of A Guarantor And Following A 12-step Program
  • Establishing and maintaining honesty and open communication with loved ones fosters an environment of accountability and trust.
  • 12-step programs are crucial in creating connections among people who are committed to abstinence.
  • Taking Steps To Change Unhealthy Habits
  • This step starts with little commitments and compliance to an exercise program, balanced diet, and even improved sleeping habits.
  • Addiction will often result in mental and physical desperation, so you need to focus on bringing both to a healthy natural balance.
  • 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.
  • Make a list of the negative things you have experienced whilst addicted, and the positives of being sober.
  • 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 .

Looking For Help With Recovery

Retrieval can still take place regardless of all the strategy and energy put on it. If for some reasons you have succumbed to relapse, consider it as a hump on the road to recovery and let that setback be a springboard to bounce back even stronger. Relapse should not be viewed as failure in recovery program.