The Way Forward After Relapse after-rehab

Returning To The Withdrawal Process

The road to compete withdrawal from drugs is faced with many challenges and relapsing is one of it. In order to attain abstinence after one has regressed, several actions can be taken.

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

Indignity and remorse among patients often follow relapse. The patient may feel defeated in his or her ordeal with recovery and decides to give in to the urge.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse has made an announcement that the relapse rates during the process of recovery are in the region of 40 to 60%.


Familiarization with possible conditions that bring about regression and drawing out an avoidance strategy are some of the ways you can turn regression to your advantage. The next phase of recovery will be efficient when you identify these factors.


What Are The Reasons For Relapse

It is rather unfortunate, but it is a common occurrence among people who are on the path of recovery to relapse after a period of sobriety. A brief episode of temptation which causes relapse is encountered by about 50% of people in rehabilitation.

Prevention of this is possible with the awareness of the warning signals.

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Below are some red flags to note

  • Staying Clean Is Not Your Priority
  • One may get tempted to go back and start using alcohol if they are not 100% willing to recover from the addiction.
  • In order to succeed you must be prepared to put in the hard work that is required to stay sober.
  • You must attend each and every session of personal or group therapy or support group meetings, besides taking professional help for any psychological conditions, like depression.
  • Not Having A Support System
  • A sober individual who has recently completed his or her recovery program to have a solid support network from the very onset because this can prove to be the difference between continued recovery or relapsing back into addiction.
  • Having a support group comprising of others during the recovery is vital.
  • Requesting your family members to keep you accountable, seeking spiritual guidance through meditation or religion and joining sober group activities also prove helpful.
  • Not Wanting 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 lower the commitment of a user to give up drugs or alcohol, the higher the chances of relapse.
  • Not Having A Plan After Being Sober
  • 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.
  • There are many factors that can affect you after you have recovered and you need to plan on how you will overcome them and stay sober for the rest of your life.
  • To stay sober, you need to recognize things than can trigger a relapse and create a plan to encounter them.

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The Actions To Take After Relapse

This is however not the case where the condition became worse and you have to report back and continue with the recovery process.

This time around, you are a bit familiar about the treatment program especially when it comes to the focus that you require in order to avoid falling into the same pattern again. 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.


You must decide if undergoing rehab is necessary or not. You need to evaluate if what happened was just a one-time temporary moment of weakness.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. The first month after you have recovered, you need to be keeping the best company and maybe change the environment you are living in. You should also continue taking therapy at an outpatient facility after completing rehab.


Acquire The Help You Desire

You should take heart from the fact that help is readily available in case you have relapsed or think you might relapse. There are different support groups and rehab facilities offering different approaches of being sober and you can check in with one that fits you perfectly.