The Way Forward After Relapse after-rehab

Getting Back On Track To Recovery

The road to compete withdrawal from drugs is faced with many challenges and relapsing is one of it. Relapse could happen, but you can treat it as a setback rather than a failure.

Falling off track when trying to stop the use of drugs is a normal occurrence that many people face.

Humiliation and embarrassment are the prevailing feelings among people who revert during treatment. Rather than the continuous struggle against dependence and the temptation to reuse, one may opt to cave in.


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. The next phase of recovery will be efficient when you identify these factors.


Why Did The Relapse Happen

Although unfortunate, relapsing after spending considerable amount of time being sober is fairly common. A brief episode of temptation which causes relapse is encountered by about 50% of people in rehabilitation.

You can overcome this feeling when you identify the factors that make you to be tempted.

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

  • If Your Most Important Goal Is Not Abstinence
  • Regression is more probable when there is no strong devotion to maintaining abstinence for a prolonged duration.
  • Graduating from rehab is just half the job, the rest requires total control and effort to wake up sober every day.
  • Going for counselling sessions and registering with the 12-step programs is one sure way through which you can effectively recover from the addiction.
  • Not Being In An Addiction Group
  • 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.
  • It is important to be around the people that share the same experience as you.
  • Pious direction by reflection or piety should be craved, 12-step therapy should be involved in and answerability to closed one ensured.
  • Disinterest In Stopping
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To stay sober, you need to recognize things than can trigger a relapse and create a plan to encounter them.

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What To Do After Relapsing

Unfortunately, you may find the need to get back into a strict treatment program if you have fallen back into a continued pattern of substance abuse.

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. Many other therapies like meditation and yoga, fitness classes, and music and art therapy are there in many de-addiction facilities.


It is important to know if you need to go back to inpatient care in cases where you slipped. You need to evaluate if what happened was just a one-time temporary moment of weakness.

Your focus should be on the transitioning back to regular life from the very moment you enter a treatment centre after a relapse. The first month after you have recovered, you need to be keeping the best company and maybe change the environment you are living in. After exiting from rehab, you need to have a plan already on how you are going to conduct your life.


Enlist All The Help That 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.