Triggers And Coping With Them information

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.

Deciding to turn your life around and seek help with addiction is a pivotal changing point. Just as mustering your courage in undergoing treatment, your focus in staying clean and resisting the urge depends on your commitment to getting well.

Although it can really be daunting, fighting off the urge requires an iron will and you are good to go as long as you stick with your recovery game plan.


Feeling the desire and momentary weakness to the point of almost succumbing to the itch yet again is not far fetch.


Recognising The Triggers

It is while you are at the rehab centre that you can make the most crucial decision on how to overcome the challenge. The therapist at such centre will help you dig deep and identify what is responsible for your reliance on drugs and come up with practical tips that can help you avoid these culprits while you are still undergoing recovery.

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There are provocations which are very common while others are individual. They include

  • Maintaining Acquaintance With Abusers
  • Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
  • Intense Emotions Or Emotional Instability
  • Your inability to resolve low-esteem, stressful situations without resorting to substance in facing and dealing with psychological disorders.
  • Negative Home Environment
  • Going back to an isolated and lonely living environment can reignite the same memories that first put them on a road to addiction.
  • Social Surroundings
  • Continued exposure to events or circles where access to alcohol and other drugs are uninhibited also contributes to a relapse.
  • All venues where the drug is habitual have to be off-limits to someone who's just been on therapy.
  • Haunting Childhood Memories
  • Abuse of drug may start from a simple desire to use drugs to cope when faced with challenging situations from childhood, negative experiences, or a family that is nothing to write home about.

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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Creating A Plan To Prevent Relapse

Residential addiction therapy programs take place in controlled risk free setting which promotes quick recovery process. That is the reason strategic discharge plan for continued therapy program outside the environment is critical to prevent relapse in unstructured surrounding.

Great effort is needed to make the plan effective and achievable in case of eventuality. 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.


Going from a controlled treatment facility environment back into a normal way of living can be challenging, but this should be considered and planned for, allowing you to anticipate anything that might pop up. Staying clean and sane daily after rehab care is part of the goal in developing the relapse-proof plan.

A solid and structured plan will include

  • Collaborate closely with a relative or close friend to facilitate the process.
  • 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.
  • Listing The Potential And Identified Triggers
  • Being aware of all the people, places or other triggers that may arise in your life will help you know when to stay away and not put your recovery into jeopardy.
  • Support Of A Guarantor And Following A 12-step Program
  • Constructing a care system and liability with sincere and open communication.
  • 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.
  • Taking Steps To Change Unhealthy Habits
  • This will involve constructing a fitness plan that will envelope a clean and healthy structured diet, and a regular sleeping pattern.
  • Successful restoration of physical as well psychological well-being is essential to the overall objective of any meaningful addiction recovery program.
  • After leaving the rehab facility, engage in an activity that will help you on the road to recovery for about 3 to 6 months.
  • You create room for continued addiction therapy practice through counselling, biofeedback, yoga in addition to available friends and family support.
  • H.A.L.T. acronym for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired is the best rule of thumb to adapt in managing distressful situation that could influence daily life and lead back to addiction if not closely examined.
  • Compare the advantages of breaking your addiction and the disadvantages of addiction in a list.
  • This list can be handy in times where the desire is overpowering as it remind you of the effort, time and original reason why you stopped the habit to start with .

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There is the tendency to go back to the drug or alcohol despite all these plans. 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. Little setbacks can sometimes bring you to your senses.