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Dealing With Triggers

Knowing How To Avoid Temptations


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

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It is one thing to resist and overcome one or two temptations, but it is another to martial courage and strength to stay focused, by identifying triggers which lead to relapse to get head start in claiming victory.


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.


Your Triggers And Spotting Them

The moment someone is undergoing therapy is when a crucial phase of retrieval planning occurs. You should take advantage of the information being shared by the counsellor while undergoing therapy and start visualizing a game plan to handle triggers once treatment is complete.

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Although most triggers are common among addicts, there are few that are specific to some patients only. They include:

  • Maintaining Friendships With Those Still Using The Substance
  • Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
  • Intense Emotions Or Emotional Instability
  • The uneasiness of emotional states like depression, stress, frustration, and anxiety are triggering factors to the abuse of drugs.
  • 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 Activities
  • Another thing that can wake the feeling from slumber is attending social functions where these substances are served and are in abundance.
  • All venues where the drug is habitual have to be off-limits to someone who's just been on therapy.
  • Profound Childhood Trauma
  • 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.

Supporting an individual with a dependence by locating the precise causes and dealing with them is possible with a cautious and systematic training by a professional dependence counsellor.


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Detailing A Relapse Prevention Scheme

There are residential treatments that will offer a very well structured place for patients to be able to stabilize their recovery without any risk. Getting around some challenges that can thwart one's efforts is possible if you have made plans for how you want to go about your recovery after leaving the facility.

Don't belittle the efforts that are put into developing a successful program because the efforts are worth more than you can ever imagines. 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 situations brought about by the shift from rehab to a real-world environment can be anticipated and a good plan can be developed out of it. Staying clean and sane daily after rehab care is part of the goal in developing the relapse-proof plan.

A physical list of your anticipated triggers:

  • Speaking to a supportive member of family, or close friend to help you in times when temptation is the hardest.
  • Vanilla extract, bottles of alcohol, or anything that may.
  • A Written List Of Previous Provocations
  • 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.
  • The Assistance Of A Sponsor And A 12-step Congregation Plan
  • Being honest with those around you, attending 12-step meetings and keeping communication will help construct good support and reliability for your recovery.
  • 12-step programs are crucial in creating connections among people who are committed to abstinence.
  • Being Conscious About Changing Negative Conducts
  • Eating well, sleeping whenever is appropriate, and engaging in workouts are some of these 12 points.
  • Re-establishing psychological and physical health is very important for a complete retrieval.
  • Post-rehab outpatient program for 3-6 months should be undergone by the recovering patient.
  • 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.
  • It is important to save the list and keep it handy in order to review it every once and awhile when you may be tempted to abuse drugs again as it reminds you of the hard work you've made to stay away from the substance.

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Retrieval can still take place regardless of all the strategy and energy put on it. 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. You don't fail when you break your determination to stay clear of these substance.