How To Fight The Temptations
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.
You want life transformation experience; resolve to stay free from addiction today. 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.
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.
If you have just begun the journey to overcome your addiction, you may find it difficult to say "No" when you are faced with the choice of taking alcohol or drugs.
Establishing Your Triggers
Developing a roadmap to your recovery should take place while you are still undergoing rehabilitation. 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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Some factors that are the culprit in cases of addiction are common while some are peculiar to each addict. Here are few of the uncommon triggers among recovering addicts
- Associating With Abusers Of The Drug
- Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
- Excessive Emotional Outbursts
- The uneasiness of emotional states like depression, stress, frustration, and anxiety are triggering factors to the abuse of drugs.
- Living Conditions
- Going back to an isolated and lonely living environment can reignite the same memories that first put them on a road to addiction.
- Social Settings
- Another thing that can wake the feeling from slumber is attending social functions where these substances are served and are in abundance.
- It is imperative for a recovering patient to skip venues where drugs and other triggers are readily available.
- Profound Childhood Trauma
- Surviving strategies are consequence of dysfunctional family situations, childhood mistreatment or shock that will turn into drug overuse.
Solicit assistance from a professional addiction counsellor to show you productive ways of identifying specific triggers and how to manage the situation through engaging your creative mind on positive actions.
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Making A Relapse Proof Plan
Residential addiction therapy programs take place in controlled risk free setting which promotes quick recovery process. 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. Whatever may serve as obstacle can easily be overcome if you have a candid discussion with a counsellor without hiding your feelings so the you can be helped to map out a plan that will help you overcome the obstacles and put your addiction behind you.
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. Staying clean and sane daily after rehab care is part of the goal in developing the relapse-proof plan.
A good prevention action plan should include
- Collaborate closely with a relative or close friend to facilitate the process.
- This can include them ensuring the home is a safe environment, and clean of anything that can produce some sort of high; vanilla extract, cold medicines or hidden alcohol are some things to chuck away.
- A List Of 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.
- Adapting consistent schedule such as 12-step is the way to go.
- Create an environment where the assistance of your friends and family is possible by hiding nothing from them and keeping the line of communication open with them.
- 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
- This step starts with little commitments and compliance to an exercise program, balanced diet, and even improved sleeping habits.
- Re-establishing psychological and physical health is very important for a complete retrieval.
- Post-rehab outpatient program for 3-6 months should be undergone by the recovering patient.
- 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.
- It is also helpful to prepare a visual aid listing all the cons of reverting to abuse and the benefits of maintaining sobriety.
- Make the list available for reference whenever you face a challenging situation on the recovery road for as a reminder to keep your eyes on being sober.
Seeking Assistance For Recovery
Even the best-laid plans can fail, hence it just makes sense to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. 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.