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Triggers And Contending With Them

How To Shun 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. Dedication to keep away from the drug is when proper retrieval starts to take place while dependence therapy clinics give support on detox and alleviation.

You can overcome this challenge permanently if you can know what causes you reliance on drugs and how to resist despite the fact that determination and self-control are needed.


Resisting drug or alcohol shortly after treatment is the first step on the road to recovery and the struggle has only just began with one or two victorious resistance to temptation.


Recognizing Your Provocations

The moment someone is undergoing therapy is when a crucial phase of retrieval planning occurs. Throughout the patient's stay in addiction treatment programs, counsellors will help them figure out what their trigger points could be and what led them to becoming addicted in the first place, once this has been identified they will put together a prevention plan to help keep the patient away from their triggers.

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Triggers are different from person to person, but some are pretty common. These are:

  • Maintaining Acquaintance With Abusers
  • Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
  • Severe Emotional Situations
  • The uneasiness of emotional states like depression, stress, frustration, and anxiety are triggering factors to the abuse of drugs.
  • Living Circumstances
  • Going back to an isolated and lonely living environment can reignite the same memories that first put them on a road to addiction.
  • Social Surroundings
  • Being in a social situation where alcohol or drugs are being used can trigger an ex-addict into falling back into relapse.
  • Everywhere where drug or alcohol is used should be an "off-limits" for an addict who is just trying to break the destructive habit.
  • Reliving Childhood Distress.
  • 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.

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

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. 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.

Of crucial and priceless importance is the work to propose an operative strategy. Having an honest approach, being cooperative and understanding the situation will allow a counsellor to put together a full plan to help you avoid the places, people and other obstacles that might stand in your way.


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. Your resolution to stay sober one day at a time forms a solid foundation during relapse prevention program.

A physical list of your anticipated triggers:

  • Enlisting the help and support of a close friend or family to ease the burden of transition.
  • As an example, removing everything in the dwelling place that can provoke a high if taken by mouth like cold medication, vanilla extract, concealed bottles of booze, etc.
  • 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.
  • Strict Compliance To 12-step Programs And Support Assistance
  • Being honest with those around you, attending 12-step meetings and keeping communication will help construct good support and reliability for your recovery.
  • Another positive side of the 12-step process is the opportunity to gain friendly association with people who will contribute to the success of the treatment you receive from the centre.
  • Taking Steps To Change 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.
  • Attend outpatient programs for 3-6 months after treatment discharge.
  • Patients that just got clean will benefit from enduring therapy aspects like counselling, biofeedback, yoga, and general help.
  • It is imperative that you find a solution to what will trigger cravings for the drug or alcohol again like when you are hungry, angry, lonely, or tired, according to the H.A.L.T. rule.
  • Compare the advantages of breaking your addiction and the disadvantages of addiction in a list.
  • 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 .

Seeking Assistance For Recovery

Despite all the planning and activities in withdrawal from addiction chances of relapse cannot be completely ruled out. 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.