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Triggers And Contending With Them

Understanding How To Escape The Appeal


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

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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.


Your Triggers And Spotting Them

The moment someone is undergoing therapy is when a crucial phase of retrieval planning occurs. Throughout the patient's stay in addiction treatment programs, counsellors will help them figure out what their trigger points could be and what led them to becoming addicted in the first place, once this has been identified they will put together a prevention plan to help keep the patient away from their triggers.

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Although most triggers are common among addicts, there are few that are specific to some patients only. Some of these are:

  • Maintaining Acquaintance With Abusers
  • Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
  • Severe Emotional Situations
  • There may be the desire to overcome some negative feelings such as stress, dejection, and unnecessary worries by using drugs or taking alcohol.
  • Living Situation
  • 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 Surroundings
  • Another thing that can wake the feeling from slumber is attending social functions where these substances are served and are in abundance.
  • Someone who is in the early stages of recovery should obviously avoid any social environment in which substance abuse is common.
  • Rooted Childhood Shocks
  • 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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Detailing A Relapse Prevention Scheme

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. This requires individual soul searching and collaboration with counsellor to set up elaborate plan to outshine people, places and items that could derail the desired soberness outcome.


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. The objective of creating a plan for.

A proper strategy would be as follows:

  • Enlisting the help and support of a close friend or family to ease the burden of transition.
  • As an example, removing everything in the dwelling place that can provoke a high if taken by mouth like cold medication, vanilla extract, concealed bottles of booze, etc.
  • List Of Potential 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.
  • 12-step Meeting and Sponsored Help
  • Establishing and maintaining honesty and open communication with loved ones fosters an environment of accountability and trust.
  • 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
  • This step starts with little commitments and compliance to an exercise program, balanced diet, and even improved sleeping habits.
  • Successful restoration of physical as well psychological well-being is essential to the overall objective of any meaningful addiction recovery program.
  • Attend outpatient programs for 3-6 months after treatment discharge.
  • This approach enables the patient to reap the benefits of continued helpful regimens like biofeedback, counselling, and even physical routines.
  • Managing Hunger, Anger, Loneliness or being Tired (HALT approach) effectively also helps the patient in avoiding relapse.
  • It is also helpful to prepare a visual aid listing all the cons of reverting to abuse and the benefits of maintaining sobriety.
  • Make sure that this list is kept handy as you will never know when you need reminders of the bad aspects you felt when addicted to the substance.

Finding Support In 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.