Triggers And Coping With Them information

How To Fight The Temptations


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

You want life transformation experience; resolve to stay free from addiction today. 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.

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.


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.


Establishing 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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You're unique, so are your specific triggers, except for universal trigger points. Some of these are

  • Re-established Or Continued Relationships With Drug Abusers
  • Going to places where alcohol and drug are available will threaten your determination to break addiction to these substances.
  • Excessive Emotional Outbursts
  • 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.
  • Conditions Of Living
  • Going back to certain activities, lonely or dysfunctional living circumstances that have been triggering factors to the abuse of substances
  • Social Situations
  • Venues where booze or drugs are used can cause an immediate reversion.
  • You should avoid social scenes in which drugs and alcohol are accessible during initial stages of recovery.
  • Reliving Childhood Distress.
  • Surviving strategies are consequence of dysfunctional family situations, childhood mistreatment or shock that will turn into drug overuse.

Solicit assistance from a professional addiction counsellor to show you productive ways of identifying specific triggers and how to manage the situation through engaging your creative mind on positive actions.


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Creating A Plan To Prevent Relapse

Patients can start getting clean starting residential therapy programs which have a highly organized surrounding. Getting involved in an outside treatment program is the best way to avoid unwanted obstacles that may stand in your way of a new and sober life.

Of crucial and priceless importance is the work to propose an operative strategy. 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. Figuring out how to stay sober in a daily routine is the main goal for developing a relapse plan of prevention.

The following should be considered in order to come up with a sound relapse game plan

  • Enlisting the help and support of a close friend or family to ease the burden of transition.
  • Vanilla extract, bottles of alcohol, or anything that may.
  • A List Of Anticipated Triggers
  • Having a list of people, venues and aspects that can demonstrate your abstemiousness is useful for staying conscious on retrieval.
  • Support Of A Guarantor And Following A 12-step Program
  • Constructing a care system and liability with sincere and open communication.
  • As part of the twelve-step regimen, surrounding yourself with like-minded people is very instrumental to achieving full recovery.
  • Changing Any Unhealthy Habits
  • Physical fitness, eating nutritious diet, and having enough sleep are activities poised to speed up recovery process.
  • Addiction will often result in mental and physical desperation, so you need to focus on bringing both to a healthy natural balance.
  • Post-rehab outpatient program for 3-6 months should be undergone by the recovering patient.
  • 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
  • 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 .

Looking For Help With 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. Reversion is mortifying but it doesn't have to be considered a let-down.