Managing Triggers information

How To Fight The Temptations


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

Your life can turn around if you decide to seek assistance to break your reliance on drugs. You've access to addiction centres for assistance to quit now, beginning with acceptance and taking action to quit and stay sober.

Having to live with temptation, or "triggers", takes determination and a strong sense of mind, but once you know what the trigger are you can work on a plan to prevent them from interfering with your daily life; allowing you to truly focus on a sober life.


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

The moment someone is undergoing therapy is when a crucial phase of retrieval planning occurs. 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
  • You are a product of your environment, hence if you surround yourself with drugs, users reverting to old habits is not highly unlikely.
  • Emotional States
  • There may be the desire to overcome some negative feelings such as stress, dejection, and unnecessary worries by using drugs or taking alcohol.
  • Conditions Of Living
  • Going back to certain activities, lonely or dysfunctional living circumstances that have been triggering factors to the abuse of substances
  • Social Settings
  • Venues where booze or drugs are used can cause an immediate reversion.
  • Someone who is in the early stages of recovery should obviously avoid any social environment in which substance abuse is common.
  • Haunting Childhood Memories
  • Child abuse and family break ups are elements that set in motion return to substance abuse to relieve the pain develop into substance abuse.

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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Detailing A Relapse Prevention Scheme

Residential addiction therapy programs take place in controlled risk free setting which promotes quick recovery process. 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.

Great effort is needed to make the plan effective and achievable in case of eventuality. Trust, cooperation and open communication with the psychotherapist or counsellor are key to crafting an effective recovery/relapse game plan.


The addict that's at the early stages of retrieval may have to face numerous lures especially when leaving the clinic to return home and this has to be tackled in advanced. 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

  • Collaborate closely with a relative or close friend to facilitate the process.
  • 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.
  • A List Of Anticipated 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.
  • Establishing and maintaining honesty and open communication with loved ones fosters an environment of accountability and trust.
  • Meet and make new friends that support your commitment to stay away from addiction through fellowship and collective participation in 12-step programs.
  • Being Conscious About Changing Negative Conducts
  • Physical fitness, eating nutritious diet, and having enough sleep are activities poised to speed up recovery process.
  • 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.
  • Patients that just got clean will benefit from enduring therapy aspects like counselling, biofeedback, yoga, and general help.
  • 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
  • Put down the benefits and burdens of staying sober for tracking purposes on paper.
  • Make sure that this list is kept handy as you will never know when you need reminders of the bad aspects you felt when addicted to the substance.

Looking For Help With Recovery

Regardless of all the planning you put into this, there is still the possibility you can go back and relapse on the substance. 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. Relapse should not be viewed as failure in recovery program.