Triggers And Coping With Them information

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. Your determination to succeed in your fight is the most important thing after a rehab facility has assisted you to remove the toxin as well as help you remain calm.

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.


If you have just begun the journey to overcome your addiction, you may find it difficult to say "No" when you are faced with the choice of taking alcohol or drugs.


Establishing Your Triggers

Planning step by step procedures to take, and how to avoid certain triggers is something usually done whilst still in a treatment environment. 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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Some factors that are the culprit in cases of addiction are common while some are peculiar to each addict. Common ones

  • Maintaining Friendships With Those Still Using The Substance
  • Frequenting joints where drug and alcohol use is the order of the day not the exception.
  • Excessive Emotional Outbursts
  • 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.
  • Living Situation
  • Going back to an isolated and lonely living environment can reignite the same memories that first put them on a road to addiction.
  • Social Situations
  • Continued exposure to events or circles where access to alcohol and other drugs are uninhibited also contributes to a relapse.
  • Everywhere where drug or alcohol is used should be an "off-limits" for an addict who is just trying to break the destructive habit.
  • Haunting Childhood Memories
  • Child abuse and family break ups are elements that set in motion return to substance abuse to relieve the pain develop into substance abuse.

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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Creating A Plan To Prevent Relapse

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. That is the reason strategic discharge plan for continued therapy program outside the environment is critical to prevent relapse in unstructured surrounding.

Don't belittle the efforts that are put into developing a successful program because the efforts are worth more than you can ever imagines. Whatever may serve as obstacle can easily be overcome if you have a candid discussion with a counsellor without hiding your feelings so the you can be helped to map out a plan that will help you overcome the obstacles and put your addiction behind you.


You may face some challenging situations and you must plan ahead how to overcome such challenges at the initial stage after leaving the rehab centre for your home. Staying clean and sane daily after rehab care is part of the goal in developing the relapse-proof plan.

A proper strategy would be as follows

  • Speaking to a supportive member of family, or close friend to help you in times when temptation is the hardest.
  • Vanilla extract, bottles of alcohol, or anything that may.
  • Listing The Potential And Identified Triggers
  • Having a list of people, venues and aspects that can demonstrate your abstemiousness is useful for staying conscious on retrieval.
  • 12-step Meeting and Sponsored Help
  • Being honest with those around you, attending 12-step meetings and keeping communication will help construct good support and reliability for your recovery.
  • 12-step programs are crucial in creating connections among people who are committed to abstinence.
  • Changing Any Unhealthy Habits
  • This step starts with little commitments and compliance to an exercise program, balanced diet, and even improved sleeping habits.
  • You must ensure that your overall well-being is maintained as the dependence on drugs and alcohol will have affected you both mentally and physically.
  • 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.
  • Keep up with the H.A.L.T. rule which means that reversion takes place when one is Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired making these four circumstances vital to avoid a fall back
  • Making a list of the positive and negative aspects of using the drug
  • Make sure that this list is kept handy as you will never know when you need reminders of the bad aspects you felt when addicted to the substance.

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Despite all the planning and activities in withdrawal from addiction chances of relapse cannot be completely ruled out. If for some reasons you have succumbed to relapse, consider it as a hump on the road to recovery and let that setback be a springboard to bounce back even stronger. Reversion is mortifying but it doesn't have to be considered a let-down.