Managing Triggers information

How To Fight The Temptations


Although dealing with post-rehab triggers can be challenging, there are tricks that help in resisting the urge.

Existence can be very different once one decides to go through therapy for dependence. Dedication to keep away from the drug is when proper retrieval starts to take place while dependence therapy clinics give support on detox and alleviation.

Although it can really be daunting, fighting off the urge requires an iron will and you are good to go as long as you stick with your recovery game plan.


There may still be temptation to fall back into the same old habits that put you in rehab in the first place, the struggle is real and something a lot of people experience when they first finish their treatment program.


Being Aware Of Your Triggers

It is while you are at the rehab centre that you can make the most crucial decision on how to overcome the challenge. 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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Triggers are different from person to person, but some are pretty common. Some of these are

  • Re-established Or Continued Relationships With Drug Abusers
  • Going to places where alcohol and drug are available will threaten your determination to break addiction to these substances.
  • Extreme Emotional States
  • There may be the desire to overcome some negative feelings such as stress, dejection, and unnecessary worries by using drugs or taking alcohol.
  • Conditions Of Living
  • Pull of the past revives previous addiction, if you continue to engage in compromising behaviours that triggered substance use in specific settings and in the company of the occupants of the place.
  • Social Surroundings
  • Being in a social situation where alcohol or drugs are being used can trigger an ex-addict into falling back into relapse.
  • Someone who is in the early stages of recovery should obviously avoid any social environment in which substance abuse is common.
  • Rooted Childhood Shocks
  • Ex-addicts that have a deep-rooted childhood issues can easily go back into relapse if they are struggling to rid these memories.

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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Making A Relapse Proof Plan

There are residential treatments that will offer a very well structured place for patients to be able to stabilize their recovery without any risk. Getting around some challenges that can thwart one's efforts is possible if you have made plans for how you want to go about your recovery after leaving the facility.

Don't belittle the efforts that are put into developing a successful program because the efforts are worth more than you can ever imagines. This requires individual soul searching and collaboration with counsellor to set up elaborate plan to outshine people, places and items that could derail the desired soberness outcome.


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. Your resolution to stay sober one day at a time forms a solid foundation during relapse prevention program.

A physical list of your anticipated triggers

  • If you don't want your recovery to have any hitches, ask for help from a friend or family.
  • 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.
  • List Of Potential Triggers
  • Writing down helps in backtracking to monitor progress made on people, places to confirm your commitment to stay focused on the priority list of items.
  • Strict Compliance To 12-step Programs And Support Assistance
  • Constructing a care system and liability with sincere and open communication.
  • Another positive side of the 12-step process is the opportunity to gain friendly association with people who will contribute to the success of the treatment you receive from the centre.
  • Change To A Healthy And Better Version Of Yourself
  • This will involve constructing a fitness plan that will envelope a clean and healthy structured diet, and a regular sleeping pattern.
  • Successful restoration of physical as well psychological well-being is essential to the overall objective of any meaningful addiction recovery program.
  • After leaving the rehab facility, engage in an activity that will help you on the road to recovery for about 3 to 6 months.
  • 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.
  • Make the list available for reference whenever you face a challenging situation on the recovery road for as a reminder to keep your eyes on being sober.

Recovery And Support System

There is the tendency to go back to the drug or alcohol despite all these plans. Relapse should not mark the end of recovery from addiction, instead it should serve as an eye opener to a wider scope of available opportunities of adjustment to get back on course and pursue the ultimate price. Relapse should not be viewed as failure in recovery program.