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The Process Of Relapsing

Returning To The Withdrawal Process

A relapse is normal during recovery. There are a number of things which you can do to get back on the path of recovery if you have experienced a relapse.

Relapse gets even the most committed and focused patient on their way to recovery.

Feeling great remorse and shame after relapsing is common. Rather than the continuous struggle against dependence and the temptation to reuse, one may opt to cave in.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse has made an announcement that the relapse rates during the process of recovery are in the region of 40 to 60%.


Think of your relapse as an opportunity to fine tune your prevention strategy and become more familiar with your triggers. The next phase of recovery will be efficient when you identify these factors.


The Determining Factors Of Relapse

This is one incident that is usually very disappointing when it occurs. 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 prevent relapse if you are aware of the warning signs.

To get the appropriate management, contact our physicians immediately on Phone.


The following signs can indicate a relapse is just round the corner:

  • If Your Most Important Goal Is Not Abstinence
  • One may get tempted to go back and start using alcohol if they are not 100% willing to recover from the addiction.
  • It takes courage and dedication to actually get over an addiction.
  • Regular appointments with the counsellor and/or attendance to the 12-step sessions are few options that would keep you on track.
  • Lack Of Social Backing
  • Sustenance of reformation or regression to misuse can be determined by the strength of social assistance the recovered user has.
  • The importance of a solid support system for a recovering addict cannot be stated enough.
  • Work with someone that would hold you responsible for your actions, reflect on your situation and participate in sobriety group activities.
  • Disinterest In Stopping
  • 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.
  • Not Having A Plan After Being Sober
  • In order for smooth changeover into normal life after rehabilitation, formulation of a good regression avoidance strategy is useful.
  • A few factors like a broken household, bad companionship, loneliness and deleterious habits are to be noted as hindrances to abstinence.
  • The ability to immediately recognize a trigger can mean relapse and live another day of being sober.

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I Relapsed So Now What

A meticulous management plan is necessitated when there is regression to recurrent drug misuse.

When you undergo rehab again, you are likely to be asked to join cognitive behavioural therapy to address the root causes of relapse and to equip you with strategies to manage triggers in a positive manner in future. In addition to the improved emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you can also supplement other therapies like music, yoga, and even exercise routines.


Deciding whether redoing rehabilitation is the initial part. You need to evaluate if what happened was just a one-time temporary moment of weakness.

Your focus should be on the transitioning back to regular life from the very moment you enter a treatment centre after a relapse. A clean environment with availability of support groups is the best option for someone who has just come out of rehab. After exiting from rehab, you need to have a plan already on how you are going to conduct your life.


Enlist All The Help That You Need

If you have already been through the treatment and are struggling with the potential or the reality of a relapse, help is certainly available. There are different support groups and rehab facilities offering different approaches of being sober and you can check in with one that fits you perfectly.