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Dealing With Triggers

Knowing How To Avoid Temptations


Challenges associated with withdrawal and treatments of addiction are many, however there are ways you can choose to reduce the temptation to go back to addiction.

Your life can turn around if you decide to seek assistance to break your reliance on drugs. 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.

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.


Feeling the desire and momentary weakness to the point of almost succumbing to the itch yet again is not far fetch.


Your Triggers And Spotting Them

Developing a roadmap to your recovery should take place while you are still undergoing rehabilitation. In the course of treatment, addiction counsellors assist patients examine and identify triggers prompting inclination to substance abuse and point them in the direction of post discharge steps to manage withdrawal symptoms and avoid possible relapse.

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Some factors that are the culprit in cases of addiction are common while some are peculiar to each addict. They include:

  • Maintaining Acquaintance With Abusers
  • Nothing can undo all the hard work put into treatment like going back to a social environment that accepts drug or alcohol use.
  • Severe Emotional Situations
  • Your inability to resolve low-esteem, stressful situations without resorting to substance in facing and dealing with psychological disorders.
  • Conditions Of Living
  • Going back to an isolated and lonely living environment can reignite the same memories that first put them on a road to addiction.
  • 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
  • Traumatic abuse and other undesirable childhood experiences are also potent triggers for patients to revert to their old habits.

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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Designing An Effective Relapse Prevention Procedure

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 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. 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:

  • 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.
  • Listing The Potential And Identified 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
  • Create an environment where the assistance of your friends and family is possible by hiding nothing from them and keeping the line of communication open with them.
  • As part of the twelve-step regimen, surrounding yourself with like-minded people is very instrumental to achieving full recovery.
  • Being Conscious About Changing Negative Conducts
  • A fitness plan, a good diet, and sleeping regularly is part of this.
  • Re-establishing psychological and physical health is very important for a complete retrieval.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Put down the benefits and burdens of staying sober for tracking purposes on paper.
  • Make the list available for reference whenever you face a challenging situation on the recovery road for as a reminder to keep your eyes on being sober.

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Regardless of all the planning you put into this, there is still the possibility you can go back and relapse on the substance. You should consider take some steps backward as a pointer to the fact that succeeding in such an endeavour is not a piece of cake and should be moved to increase your determination and personal efforts to succeed if you give in to your urge to use the drugs or alcohol again. Falling into relapse does not mean you have failed, keep on trying.