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Dealing With Triggers

Understanding How To Escape The Appeal


Challenges associated with withdrawal and treatments of addiction are many, however there are ways you can choose to reduce the temptation to go back to addiction.

Existence can be very different once one decides to go through therapy for dependence. Just as mustering your courage in undergoing treatment, your focus in staying clean and resisting the urge depends on your commitment to getting well.

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

Developing a roadmap to your recovery should take place while you are still undergoing rehabilitation. You should take advantage of the information being shared by the counsellor while undergoing therapy and start visualizing a game plan to handle triggers once treatment is complete.

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You're unique, so are your specific triggers, except for universal trigger points. They include:

  • Maintaining Friendships With Those Still Using The Substance
  • Attending venues where drug and booze consumption are very common.
  • Excessive Emotional Outbursts
  • Your inability to resolve low-esteem, stressful situations without resorting to substance in facing and dealing with psychological disorders.
  • Negative Home Environment
  • 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 Activities
  • Gatherings in which alcohol and drugs flowed freely spark off craving for substance use.
  • Someone who is in the early stages of recovery should obviously avoid any social environment in which substance abuse is common.
  • Profound Childhood Trauma
  • Child abuse and family break ups are elements that set in motion return to substance abuse to relieve the pain develop into substance abuse.

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

Residential addiction therapy programs take place in controlled risk free setting which promotes quick recovery process. Knowing that this kind of environment is only temporary, it is advised to craft a plan that would function as a deterrent or diversion to any triggers when outside the centre.

Of crucial and priceless importance is the work to propose an operative strategy. 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 solid and structured plan will include:

  • Reassuring and understanding friends and family members to assist you during smooth adjustment 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.
  • Listing The Potential And Identified Triggers
  • Writing down helps in backtracking to monitor progress made on people, places to confirm your commitment to stay focused on the priority list of items.
  • 12-step Meeting and Sponsored Help
  • Establishing and maintaining honesty and open communication with loved ones fosters an environment of accountability and trust.
  • Another positive side of the 12-step process is the opportunity to gain friendly association with people who will contribute to the success of the treatment you receive from the centre.
  • Take Steps To Change Unhealthy Habits
  • A fitness plan, a good diet, and sleeping regularly is part of this.
  • Health gets the biggest hit when suffering addiction, therefore it's just fitting that it is restored to its tip-top shape.
  • Attending 3 to 6 months of an outpatient program.
  • 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.
  • Make a list of the negative things you have experienced whilst addicted, and the positives of being sober.
  • keep the list with you for whenever you crave for the addictive substance as it will help your to remember why you have expended so much time and other resources to break the addiction.

Seeking Assistance For 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. Falling into relapse does not mean you have failed, keep on trying.