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Handling The Triggers

Knowing How To Avoid Temptations


Although dealing with post-rehab triggers can be challenging, there are tricks that help in resisting the urge.

Your life can turn around if you decide to seek assistance to break your reliance on drugs. Dedication to keep away from the drug is when proper retrieval starts to take place while dependence therapy clinics give support on detox and alleviation.

It is one thing to resist and overcome one or two temptations, but it is another to martial courage and strength to stay focused, by identifying triggers which lead to relapse to get head start in claiming victory.


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.


Recognising The Triggers

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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Some factors that are the culprit in cases of addiction are common while some are peculiar to each addict. Common ones:

  • Maintaining Acquaintance With Abusers
  • Going to places where alcohol and drug are available will threaten your determination to break addiction to these substances.
  • Intense Emotions Or Emotional Instability
  • Sometimes emotion can cause an ex-addict to go back onto a substance; depression, stress and anxiety, will make the user feel like the drug is the only means to relieve the pressure.
  • Living Circumstances
  • 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 Activities
  • Venues where booze or drugs are used can cause an immediate reversion.
  • All venues where the drug is habitual have to be off-limits to someone who's just been on therapy.
  • Profound Childhood Trauma
  • 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.

Professional counselling is the best way to get help if you are suffering from any serious problems when it comes to addiction recovery, careful planning can really make all the difference.


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Designing An Effective Relapse Prevention Procedure

Inpatient programs have routines and activities that give distraction and sense of direction to recovering patients. Knowing that this kind of environment is only temporary, it is advised to craft a plan that would function as a deterrent or diversion to any triggers when outside the centre.

Of crucial and priceless importance is the work to propose an operative strategy. 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.


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. Figuring out how to stay sober in a daily routine is the main goal for developing a relapse plan of prevention.

A solid and structured plan will include:

  • Reassuring and understanding friends and family members to assist you during smooth adjustment transition.
  • Ensuring that the home is free from alluring influence including medications, alcohol bottles within vicinity are some ways of getting rid of pull of the past to accommodate the future.
  • Listing The Potential And Identified Triggers
  • Writing down helps in backtracking to monitor progress made on people, places to confirm your commitment to stay focused on the priority list of items.
  • The Assistance Of A Sponsor And A 12-step Congregation Plan
  • 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.
  • Changing Any 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.
  • Keep up with the H.A.L.T. rule which means that reversion takes place when one is Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired making these four circumstances vital to avoid a fall back
  • Put down the benefits and burdens of staying sober for tracking purposes on paper.
  • 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

Despite all the planning and activities in withdrawal from addiction chances of relapse cannot be completely ruled out. 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.