There is a looming concern about relapse by recovering patients after rehabilitation. Relapse could happen, but you can treat it as a setback rather than a failure.
There is always a probability that one will regress irrespective of the effort, adherence and devotion dedicated to rehabilitation.
Indignity and remorse among patients often follow relapse. Some people can even stop the recovery process because they get overwhelmed by guilt when they relapse.
Data suggests that nearly 50 percent of recently-recovered drug addicts relapse.
Notwithstanding the setback, this should be treated as an opportunity to regroup and re-evaluate the plan in order to bounce back stronger and better. Understanding the underlying reasons for relapse will help you return to recovery with greater focus, determination, and intent.
Why Relapse Occurred
Although unfortunate, relapsing after spending considerable amount of time being sober is fairly common. Approximately 50% of all recovering addicts experience moments of weakness that take them back again and make them pick up drugs or alcohol all over again.
You can overcome this feeling when you identify the factors that make you to be tempted.
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The following signs can indicate a relapse is just round the corner
- If Your Most Important Goal Is Not Abstinence
- You are at an increased risk of a relapse if you do not have a firm commitment to lifelong sobriety.
- It takes courage and dedication to actually get over an addiction.
- Support group gathering attendance, devoted benefactor partnership and co-morbid psychiatric illnesses treatment are some of these.
- Zero Support System
- A sober individual who has recently completed his or her recovery program to have a solid support network from the very onset because this can prove to be the difference between continued recovery or relapsing back into addiction.
- It is paramount during rehabilitation to belong to a 12-step therapy.
- Work with someone that would hold you responsible for your actions, reflect on your situation and participate in sobriety group activities.
- Not Being Committed To Being Sober
- Sometimes a person doesn't want to get sober but they may still be in the facility and attending the different addiction programs.
- It is quite easy for someone to go back to drinking ways if they were not committed to the being sober in the first place.
- Being Unprepared For Life Post Treatment
- To ensure your transition to real life is smooth and bump-free, create a comprehensive plan to prevent relapse.
- Some factors can derail your plan to sobriety and these include unhealthy family environment, loneliness, unhealthy routine, and company of people who have an alcohol or drug problem.
- You can keep up being sober if you identify these tempting factors.
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What To Do After Relapsing
In cases where one dose led to another and perhaps that succeeding dose led to another dose, then that sounds like you are back to your old habit.
This time around, you are a bit familiar about the treatment program especially when it comes to the focus that you require in order to avoid falling into the same pattern again. Artistry and songs can be used in treatment, resting techniques; exercises and horse psychotherapy are among the additional treatments.
Deciding whether redoing rehabilitation is the initial part. It is advisable not to go through rehabilitation all over again because of one episode that may not repeat itself.
When you enter rehab after experiencing a relapse, stronger emphasis should be on helping you to smoothly transition back to real life. You may learn that the best option to avoid a relapse is by entering a sober living environment for a few months where accountability and discipline can prove extremely helpful during the vulnerable initial few months post-treatment. You should also continue taking therapy at an outpatient facility after completing rehab.
Acquire The Help You Desire
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.