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Triggers And Contending With Them

How To Fight The Temptations


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

Deciding to submit to treatment surely does not come easy. 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.

A new and abstemious life will begin the moment that provocations are recognized and a suitable reversion avoidance plan is made despite lures being a dangerous trap.


Resisting drug or alcohol shortly after treatment is the first step on the road to recovery and the struggle has only just began with one or two victorious resistance to temptation.


Establishing Your Triggers

Treatment situation is the defining step of recovery from addiction, the balance of future planning depends on it. 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. They include:

  • Associating With Abusers Of The Drug
  • Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
  • 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
  • Going back to certain activities, lonely or dysfunctional living circumstances that have been triggering factors to the abuse of substances
  • Social Surroundings
  • Venues where booze or drugs are used can cause an immediate reversion.
  • It is imperative for a recovering patient to skip venues where drugs and other triggers are readily available.
  • Profound Childhood Trauma
  • Traumatic abuse and other undesirable childhood experiences are also potent triggers for patients to revert to their old habits.

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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Making A Relapse Proof Plan

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. Keeping possible lures at bay is an important plan when a therapy program is initiated.

Of crucial and priceless importance is the work to propose an operative strategy. Trust, cooperation and open communication with the psychotherapist or counsellor are key to crafting an effective recovery/relapse game plan.


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 solid and structured plan will include:

  • If you don't want your recovery to have any hitches, ask for help from a friend or family.
  • Your support system should be able to sterilize your place so that it will be free from any triggers or substances that could easily be abused.
  • List Of Potential Triggers
  • Having a list of people, venues and aspects that can demonstrate your abstemiousness is useful for staying conscious on retrieval.
  • Support Of A Guarantor And Following A 12-step Program
  • Being honest with those around you, attending 12-step meetings and keeping communication will help construct good support and reliability for your recovery.
  • 12-step programs are especially important as they will introduce you to other members who share the same goal as you - to be sober.
  • Being Conscious About Changing Negative Conducts
  • A fitness plan, a good diet, and sleeping regularly is part of this.
  • 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.
  • This approach enables the patient to reap the benefits of continued helpful regimens like biofeedback, counselling, and even physical routines.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Finding Support In Recovery

Despite all the planning and activities in withdrawal from addiction chances of relapse cannot be completely ruled out. 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. Reversion is mortifying but it doesn't have to be considered a let-down.