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Triggers And Contending With Them

How To Shun Temptations


You can engage in these activities to reduce your exposure to circumstances that will lead to relapse, although staying clear of what will stimulate the dependence is hard.

Deciding to turn your life around and seek help with addiction is a pivotal changing point. Treatment and detox facilities will aid you in your recovery, they will give you a clear path to go down, but the real work starts when you are on your own, trying to stay clean.

It is one thing to resist and overcome one or two temptations, but it is another to martial courage and strength to stay focused, by identifying triggers which lead to relapse to get head start in claiming victory.


Resisting drug or alcohol shortly after treatment is the first step on the road to recovery and the struggle has only just began with one or two victorious resistance to temptation.


Establishing Your Triggers

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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You're unique, so are your specific triggers, except for universal trigger points. Common ones:

  • Maintaining Acquaintance With Abusers
  • Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
  • Excessive Emotional Outbursts
  • There may be the desire to overcome some negative feelings such as stress, dejection, and unnecessary worries by using drugs or taking alcohol.
  • Negative Home Environment
  • Going back to certain activities, lonely or dysfunctional living circumstances that have been triggering factors to the abuse of substances
  • Social Settings
  • Gatherings in which alcohol and drugs flowed freely spark off craving for substance use.
  • Someone who is in the early stages of recovery should obviously avoid any social environment in which substance abuse is common.
  • Traumatic Childhood Experience That Refuses To Go
  • Surviving strategies are consequence of dysfunctional family situations, childhood mistreatment or shock that will turn into drug overuse.

Professional counselling is the best way to get help if you are suffering from any serious problems when it comes to addiction recovery, careful planning can really make all the difference.


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Detailing A Relapse Prevention Scheme

Inpatient programs have routines and activities that give distraction and sense of direction to recovering patients. Keeping possible lures at bay is an important plan when a therapy program is initiated.

Don't belittle the efforts that are put into developing a successful program because the efforts are worth more than you can ever imagines. Trust, cooperation and open communication with the psychotherapist or counsellor are key to crafting an effective recovery/relapse game plan.


The situations brought about by the shift from rehab to a real-world environment can be anticipated and a good plan can be developed out of it. The objective of creating a plan for.

A proper strategy would be as follows:

  • Collaborate closely with a relative or close friend to facilitate the process.
  • As an example, removing everything in the dwelling place that can provoke a high if taken by mouth like cold medication, vanilla extract, concealed bottles of booze, etc.
  • A Written List Of Previous Provocations
  • Keeping a list of things, people and places to avoid in order to keep your sanity are important to make the process easier.
  • Strict Compliance To 12-step Programs And Support Assistance
  • Establishing and maintaining honesty and open communication with loved ones fosters an environment of accountability and trust.
  • 12-step programs are crucial in creating connections among people who are committed to abstinence.
  • Change To A Healthy And Better Version Of Yourself
  • A fitness plan, a good diet, and sleeping regularly is part of this.
  • Health gets the biggest hit when suffering addiction, therefore it's just fitting that it is restored to its tip-top shape.
  • Attend outpatient programs for 3-6 months after treatment discharge.
  • Any activity such as yoga, receiving professional advice, biofeedback, and assistance from people that will help you to continue making progress will be encouraged.
  • 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.
  • Make a list of the negative things you have experienced whilst addicted, and the positives of being sober.
  • keep the list with you for whenever you crave for the addictive substance as it will help your to remember why you have expended so much time and other resources to break the addiction.

Recovery And Support System

Despite all the planning and activities in withdrawal from addiction chances of relapse cannot be completely ruled out. 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. Reversion is mortifying but it doesn't have to be considered a let-down.