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The Process Of Relapsing

Restarting Recovery

A relapse is a stage which is a part during the recovery process. You can still stop using the drug or alcohol even after you have relapsed.

Regardless of how diligently a recovery is pursued or the type of commitment you have for lifelong sobriety the chances of a relapse prevailing at some point remain present.

Feeling guilty after getting off track the recovery path is also common. The patient may feel defeated in his or her ordeal with recovery and decides to give in to the urge.


Data suggests that nearly 50 percent of recently-recovered drug addicts relapse.


On the contrary, you should be looking forward to using a relapse as a tool for learning and should clarify your relapse prevention plan and identify the triggers which are the cause of the relapse. Refocusing on the solution to the root cause of the relapse is a reinvigorating energy that renews your zeal to beat addiction once and for all.


Why Relapse Occurred

It is rather unfortunate, but it is a common occurrence among people who are on the path of recovery to relapse after a period of sobriety. 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.


Some of these warning signals are:

  • Not Being Serious About Your Sobriety
  • 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.
  • You must attend each and every session of personal or group therapy or support group meetings, besides taking professional help for any psychological conditions, like depression.
  • Not Being In An Addiction Group
  • Sustenance of reformation or regression to misuse can be determined by the strength of social assistance the recovered user has.
  • It is important to be around the people that share the same experience as you.
  • Work with someone that would hold you responsible for your actions, reflect on your situation and participate in sobriety group activities.
  • Not Wanting To Quit For Yourselves
  • Sometimes a person doesn't want to get sober but they may still be in the facility and attending the different addiction programs.
  • The odds of regression is greater unless the decision to stop is by oneself.
  • Being Unprepared For Life Post Treatment
  • It is important to have in place a relapse prevention plan for transitioning back to regular life after the treatment has been completed.
  • Some factors can derail your plan to sobriety and these include unhealthy family environment, loneliness, unhealthy routine, and company of people who have an alcohol or drug problem.
  • The ability to immediately recognize a trigger can mean relapse and live another day of being sober.

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What Are The Next Steps After Relapse

This is however not the case where the condition became worse and you have to report back and continue with the recovery process.

The second time may need you to be put in some of the effective treatment programs such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) so that you can fully recover without relapsing again. 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. If it was an isolated incident, and you have a commitment never to let it happen again you may not be required to go back to an inpatient facility.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. One effective way of increasing your odds in recovering fully and avoid relapse is checking in a sober living home. Anticipation of sustenance of management by regular clinic visitation after discharge is helpful.


Acquire The Help You Desire

There is always assistance for a person that is trying to stop the addiction to alcohol and even the people that are coming from rehab can be assisted to adjust to the new life. 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.