Managing Triggers information

Understanding How To Escape The Appeal


Although dealing with post-rehab triggers can be challenging, there are tricks that help in resisting the urge.

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.

A new and abstemious life will begin the moment that provocations are recognized and a suitable reversion avoidance plan is made despite lures being a dangerous trap.


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.


Being Aware Of Your 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. These are

  • Associating With Abusers Of The Drug
  • Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
  • Intense Emotions Or Emotional Instability
  • Residual depression or anxiety that are left unaddressed greatly predisposes the recovering patient to relapse.
  • Conditions Of Living
  • Going back to an isolated and lonely living environment can reignite the same memories that first put them on a road to addiction.
  • Social Settings
  • Continued exposure to events or circles where access to alcohol and other drugs are uninhibited also contributes to a relapse.
  • Someone who is in the early stages of recovery should obviously avoid any social environment in which substance abuse is common.
  • Traumatic Childhood Experience That Refuses To Go
  • Traumatic abuse and other undesirable childhood experiences are also potent triggers for patients to revert to their old habits.

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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Designing An Effective Relapse Prevention Procedure

Without exposing self to the use of these substances, receiving treatment at home is good as it gives you an enabling facility that can help you succeed fast. That is the reason strategic discharge plan for continued therapy program outside the environment is critical to prevent relapse in unstructured surrounding.

This exercise should not be side-lined and should be given time and effort. Trust, cooperation and open communication with the psychotherapist or counsellor are key to crafting an effective recovery/relapse game plan.


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. Staying clean and sane daily after rehab care is part of the goal in developing the relapse-proof plan.

A good prevention action plan should include

  • If you don't want your recovery to have any hitches, ask for help from a friend or family.
  • Ensuring that the home is free from alluring influence including medications, alcohol bottles within vicinity are some ways of getting rid of pull of the past to accommodate the future.
  • List Of Potential 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.
  • Adapting consistent schedule such as 12-step is the way to go.
  • Create an environment where the assistance of your friends and family is possible by hiding nothing from them and keeping the line of communication open with them.
  • 12-step programs are especially important as they will introduce you to other members who share the same goal as you - to be sober.
  • Taking Steps To Change Unhealthy Habits
  • This step starts with little commitments and compliance to an exercise program, balanced diet, and even improved sleeping habits.
  • You must ensure that your overall well-being is maintained as the dependence on drugs and alcohol will have affected you both mentally and physically.
  • 3-6 months outpatient programs are the best post discharge pledge programs.
  • Any activity such as yoga, receiving professional advice, biofeedback, and assistance from people that will help you to continue making progress will be encouraged.
  • 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
  • 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 .

Recovery And Support System

Despite all the planning and activities in withdrawal from addiction chances of relapse cannot be completely ruled out. Abstinence gains a major importance once you have fallen back to the substance because it is a sign that the first phase of retrieval is very delicate. You don't fail when you break your determination to stay clear of these substance.