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Triggers And Contending With Them

How To Shun Temptations


Staying away from "triggers" that can cause a relapse and undo everything you have learnt in treatment can be tough, but there are steps you can take to low the chances of this happening.

Deciding to turn your life around and seek help with addiction is a pivotal changing point. Just as mustering your courage in undergoing treatment, your focus in staying clean and resisting the urge depends on your commitment to getting well.

A new and abstemious life will begin the moment that provocations are recognized and a suitable reversion avoidance plan is made despite lures being a dangerous trap.


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


Recognizing Your Provocations

The moment someone is undergoing therapy is when a crucial phase of retrieval planning occurs. You should take advantage of the information being shared by the counsellor while undergoing therapy and start visualizing a game plan to handle triggers once treatment is complete.

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You're unique, so are your specific triggers, except for universal trigger points. Here are few of the uncommon triggers among recovering addicts:

  • Keeping Bonds With The Addicts.
  • Attending venues where drug and booze consumption are very common.
  • Extreme Emotional States
  • Sometimes emotion can cause an ex-addict to go back onto a substance; depression, stress and anxiety, will make the user feel like the drug is the only means to relieve the pressure.
  • Conditions Of Living
  • Going back to certain activities, lonely or dysfunctional living circumstances that have been triggering factors to the abuse of substances
  • Social Surroundings
  • Venues where booze or drugs are used can cause an immediate reversion.
  • Everywhere where drug or alcohol is used should be an "off-limits" for an addict who is just trying to break the destructive habit.
  • Rooted Childhood Shocks
  • Surviving strategies are consequence of dysfunctional family situations, childhood mistreatment or shock that will turn into drug overuse.

These kinds of underlying issues should be dealt with and carefully addressed during counselling in order that the patient is equipped to cope when the situation arises.


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Detailing A Relapse Prevention Scheme

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. Keeping possible lures at bay is an important plan when a therapy program is initiated.

Great effort is needed to make the plan effective and achievable in case of eventuality. 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.


Going from a controlled treatment facility environment back into a normal way of living can be challenging, but this should be considered and planned for, allowing you to anticipate anything that might pop up. The objective of creating a plan for.

A proper strategy would be as follows:

  • Reassuring and understanding friends and family members to assist you during smooth adjustment transition.
  • 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.
  • A List Of Anticipated 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
  • Build on the support and encouragement of family and friends through honest open communication and accountability.
  • Meet and make new friends that support your commitment to stay away from addiction through fellowship and collective participation in 12-step programs.
  • Change To A Healthy And Better Version Of Yourself
  • This step starts with little commitments and compliance to an exercise program, balanced diet, and even improved sleeping habits.
  • Re-establishing psychological and physical health is very important for a complete retrieval.
  • After leaving the rehab facility, engage in an activity that will help you on the road to recovery for about 3 to 6 months.
  • You create room for continued addiction therapy practice through counselling, biofeedback, yoga in addition to available friends and family support.
  • 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.
  • Making a list of the positive and negative aspects of using the drug
  • It is important to save the list and keep it handy in order to review it every once and awhile when you may be tempted to abuse drugs again as it reminds you of the hard work you've made to stay away from the substance.

Looking For Help With Recovery

Retrieval can still take place regardless of all the strategy and energy put on it. If this does occur, do not think of it as the end of the road to recovery - instead use it as a learning curve, figure out where you went wrong and fully understand how hard the task a head will be, have more determination, get more support. You don't fail when you break your determination to stay clear of these substance.