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What Happens If I Relapse

Returning To The Withdrawal Process

A relapse is normal during recovery. Relapse could happen, but you can treat it as a setback rather than a failure.

Relapse gets even the most committed and focused patient on their way to recovery.

Humiliation and embarrassment are the prevailing feelings among people who revert during treatment. The patient may feel defeated in his or her ordeal with recovery and decides to give in to the urge.


Data suggests that nearly 50 percent of recently-recovered drug addicts relapse.


Think of your relapse as an opportunity to fine tune your prevention strategy and become more familiar with your triggers. Refocusing on the solution to the root cause of the relapse is a reinvigorating energy that renews your zeal to beat addiction once and for all.


Why Did The Relapse Happen

Although unfortunate, relapsing after spending considerable amount of time being sober is fairly common. Approximately 50% of all recovering addicts experience moments of weakness that take them back again and make them pick up drugs or alcohol all over again.

Being able to recognize the usual precursors that lead to the habit proves very helpful in avoiding this dilemma.

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An upcoming relapse may exhibit some signs, which can include the following:

  • Forgetting About Your Goal Of Sobriety
  • You are more likely to experience a relapse when your commitment is less than hundred percent.
  • The readiness to struggle fervently for abstinence is necessary for victory.
  • This can include attending the 12-step program, having a committed sponsor and getting the necessary therapy or counselling for possible co-occurring mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
  • Lack Of Social Backing
  • Sustenance of reformation or regression to misuse can be determined by the strength of social assistance the recovered user has.
  • The importance of a solid support system for a recovering addict cannot be stated enough.
  • You can engage in different activities and hobbies and even seek the guidance of your close relatives and friends as you try to recover.
  • You Should Want To Quit For Yourselves
  • Some patients were just talked out and forced to rehab without really having the clear intentions for themselves to get well.
  • The odds of regression is greater unless the decision to stop is by oneself.
  • Not Being Prepared For Life Post Treatment
  • It always helps to have a plan or a roadmap on how to go about daily when you will have left rehab and make the transition.
  • Sabotaging sobriety is not difficult, but it is crucial to understand that matters like dysfunctional family dynamics, toxic friendship, social isolation and unhealthy daily routines can all affect the sobriety of an individual.
  • The ability to immediately recognize a trigger can mean relapse and live another day of being sober.

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The Actions To Take After Relapse

In cases where one dose led to another and perhaps that succeeding dose led to another dose, then that sounds like you are back to your old habit.

More stress is placed on some treatment options like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with high yielding results when used with those with thought disorder, when rehabilitation is done again. In addition to the improved emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you can also supplement other therapies like music, yoga, and even exercise routines.


It is important to know if you need to go back to inpatient care in cases where you slipped. If it was an isolated incident, and you have a commitment never to let it happen again you may not be required to go back to an inpatient facility.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. A clean environment with availability of support groups is the best option for someone who has just come out of rehab. Anticipation of sustenance of management by regular clinic visitation after discharge is helpful.


Receiving The Best Assistance You Need

Assistance is procurable for those constantly in battle against imminent or ongoing regression despite complete rehabilitation. In order to abstain for a long time, a management plan individualized for you is what you should seek.