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The Course Of Relapse

Restarting Recovery

A relapse is a stage which is a part during the recovery process. You can restart your journey of living drug-free in case you have relapsed.

There is always a probability that one will regress irrespective of the effort, adherence and devotion dedicated to rehabilitation.

Feeling guilty after getting off track the recovery path is also common. It is natural to momentarily feel like quitting on your commitment to stay sober and letting yourself fall headlong into the self-destructive path of addiction when you relapse.


Up to 60% of patients trying to recover have a relapse at some point on the process.


You can however turn this occurrence around: Recognize the factors that caused you to relapse is one effective way of getting back to your recovery. 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.


The Determining Factors Of Relapse

Just when the patient thinks that he is off the habit, he finds himself caught in the web of relapse. 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.

Knowing some of the danger points can help you prevent a relapse.

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Below are some red flags to note:

  • If Your Most Important Goal Is Not Abstinence
  • It helps to confirm and reaffirm your commitment to your goal otherwise, you are bound to go off-course.
  • You can stay sober only if you put a lot of hard work and you should be ready for that.
  • 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.
  • Lack Of Social Backing
  • Sustenance of reformation or regression to misuse can be determined by the strength of social assistance the recovered user has.
  • Finding a positive helpline is very crucial to your success.
  • Work with someone that would hold you responsible for your actions, reflect on your situation and participate in sobriety group activities.
  • Disinterest In Stopping
  • Some patients were just talked out and forced to rehab without really having the clear intentions for themselves to get well.
  • The risks of a relapse increase significantly unless the individual truly wants to quit for themselves.
  • Not Having A Plan After Being Sober
  • One needs to know how they plan on carrying on with their life after they have recovered so that they are not tempted to get back to alcohol.
  • A few factors like a broken household, bad companionship, loneliness and deleterious habits are to be noted as hindrances to abstinence.
  • You can keep up being sober if you identify these tempting factors.

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What To Do After Relapsing

In cases where one dose led to another and perhaps that succeeding dose led to another dose, then that sounds like you are back to your old habit.

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. Beginning a workout schedule or taking part in art and creative activities is another effective method of keeping your mind off the drugs.


The primary objective would be to determine whether you are required to rehab once again. 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.

It should be imperative that your sole focus when undergoing rehabilitation post-relapse is only your total recovery. One effective way of increasing your odds in recovering fully and avoid relapse is checking in a sober living home. After exiting from rehab, you need to have a plan already on how you are going to conduct your life.


Get The Assistance You Require

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. Sign up to post-rehab care that matches all your needs in order to maintain the clean-living and achieve full recovery.