A relapse is normal during recovery. Relapse could happen, but you can treat it as a setback rather than a failure.
Even if you are completely committed to stay drug-free and work tirelessly toward that goal, the risk of relapsing is real and can become a reality.
Feeling guilty after getting off track the recovery path is also common. You may have the feeling that you should be giving up the fight and carry on with your addiction rather than remaining obligated to work hard in order to overcome the fleeting desire to use drugs.
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.
This is one incident that is usually very disappointing when it occurs. An estimated 50% of recovering patients experience this momentary vulnerability to old habits leading them to relapse.
You can prevent relapse if you are aware of the warning signs.
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Below are some red flags to note:
A meticulous management plan is necessitated when there is regression to recurrent drug misuse.
The second time may need you to be put in some of the effective treatment programs such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) so that you can fully recover without relapsing 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. It is advisable not to go through rehabilitation all over again because of one episode that may not repeat itself.
The main objective, at the start of rehabilitation after a regression, must strictly be achievement of normal living. A clean environment with availability of support groups is the best option for someone who has just come out of rehab. It would prove to be a great advantage if you are prepared with an outpatient plan for continued therapy even after you have left the chosen treatment plan.
Assistance is procurable for those constantly in battle against imminent or ongoing regression despite complete rehabilitation. 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.