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Triggers And Coping With Them

How To Shun 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.

Existence can be very different once one decides to go through therapy for dependence. Your determination to succeed in your fight is the most important thing after a rehab facility has assisted you to remove the toxin as well as help you remain calm.

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.


Recognising The Triggers

Treatment situation is the defining step of recovery from addiction, the balance of future planning depends on it. 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. Here are few of the uncommon triggers among recovering addicts:

  • Keeping Bonds With The Addicts.
  • You are a product of your environment, hence if you surround yourself with drugs, users reverting to old habits is not highly unlikely.
  • Severe Emotional Situations
  • 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.
  • Negative Home Environment
  • It is almost impossible to fully recover no matter how focused and committed you are to your game plan when the same troubles and triggers are present on a daily basis.
  • Social Settings
  • 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.
  • Reliving Childhood Distress.
  • Surviving strategies are consequence of dysfunctional family situations, childhood mistreatment or shock that will turn into drug overuse.

You can get to the root of this problem and identify a solution to it if you can seek the assistance of a counsellor.


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Detailing A Relapse Prevention Scheme

Patients can start getting clean starting residential therapy programs which have a highly organized surrounding. 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.

This exercise should not be side-lined and should be given time and effort. 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.


The addict that's at the early stages of retrieval may have to face numerous lures especially when leaving the clinic to return home and this has to be tackled in advanced. 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:

  • Enlisting the help and support of a close friend or family to ease the burden of transition.
  • 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.
  • Listing The Potential And Identified Triggers
  • Keeping a list of things, people and places to avoid in order to keep your sanity are important to make the process easier.
  • Support Of A Guarantor And Following A 12-step Program
  • Build on the support and encouragement of family and friends through honest open communication and accountability.
  • 12-step programs are crucial in creating connections among people who are committed to abstinence.
  • Taking Steps To Change Unhealthy Habits
  • 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.
  • Attending 3 to 6 months of an outpatient program.
  • This will ensure you are surrounded by more support, can attend counselling and get structured feedback.
  • Keep up with the H.A.L.T. rule which means that reversion takes place when one is Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired making these four circumstances vital to avoid a fall back
  • Making a list of the positive and negative aspects of using the drug
  • 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.

Looking For Help With Recovery

Retrieval can still take place regardless of all the strategy and energy put on it. Relapse should not mark the end of recovery from addiction, instead it should serve as an eye opener to a wider scope of available opportunities of adjustment to get back on course and pursue the ultimate price. Little setbacks can sometimes bring you to your senses.