The Process Of Relapsing after-rehab

Making A Comeback To Recovery

A component of the rehabilitation system is regression. You can restart your journey of living drug-free in case you have relapsed.

Even if you are completely committed to stay drug-free and work tirelessly toward that goal, the risk of relapsing is real and can become a reality.

Many people experience feelings of shame and regret after a relapse has occurred. Some people can even stop the recovery process because they get overwhelmed by guilt when they relapse.


National Institute on Drug Abuse pegs relapse around 40% to 60% among recovering patients.


Notwithstanding the setback, this should be treated as an opportunity to regroup and re-evaluate the plan in order to bounce back stronger and better. Understanding the underlying reasons for relapse will help you return to recovery with greater focus, determination, and intent.


The Determining Factors Of Relapse

This is one incident that is usually very disappointing when it occurs. There is usually that urge to return to the use of drugs when someone has become clean for sometime.

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

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The following signs can indicate a relapse is just round the corner

  • Staying Clean Is Not Your Priority
  • You are more likely to experience a relapse when your commitment is less than hundred percent.
  • In order to succeed you must be prepared to put in the hard work that is required to stay sober.
  • 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
  • The presence of a support system whether it is in the form of a reliable friend or your family makes or enhances your chances in recovering.
  • It is paramount during rehabilitation to belong to a 12-step therapy.
  • Pious direction by reflection or piety should be craved, 12-step therapy should be involved in and answerability to closed one ensured.
  • Not Being Committed To Being Sober
  • Sometimes a person doesn't want to get sober but they may still be in the facility and attending the different addiction programs.
  • The odds of regression is greater unless the decision to stop is by oneself.
  • Lack Of Readiness For After Rehabilitation
  • It is important to have in place a relapse prevention plan for transitioning back to regular life after the treatment has been completed.
  • Some factors can derail your plan to sobriety and these include unhealthy family environment, loneliness, unhealthy routine, and company of people who have an alcohol or drug problem.
  • If you intend to protect your newfound sobriety, you must be in a position clearly to identify the triggers which can cause a relapse.

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I Relapsed So Now What

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.

Upon reaching a decision regarding the treatment you should provide deeper emphasis for the therapy and in particular, cognitive-behavioural therapy [CBT] which has proven successful in teaching recovering addicts new behavioural responses to distorted thinking. There are several forms of therapy, which can be explored among the many treatment programs and include art and music therapy, yoga and relaxation techniques, physical fitness and even equine therapy.


It is important to know if you need to go back to inpatient care in cases where you slipped. Sometimes you don't have to check back to a rehab if you had gone back to using alcohol.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. One effective way of increasing your odds in recovering fully and avoid relapse is checking in a sober living home. It would prove to be a great advantage if you are prepared with an outpatient plan for continued therapy even after you have left the chosen treatment plan.


Get The Assistance You Require

Assistance is procurable for those constantly in battle against imminent or ongoing regression despite complete rehabilitation. Join a de-addiction program that can help you live a sober life.