The Way Forward After Relapse after-rehab

Bouncing Back To Total Recovery

A relapse is normal during recovery. You can restart your journey of living drug-free in case you have relapsed.

Relapse gets even the most committed and focused patient on their way to recovery.

Many people experience feelings of shame and regret after a relapse has occurred. 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.


Up to 60% of patients trying to recover have a relapse at some point on the process.


Familiarization with possible conditions that bring about regression and drawing out an avoidance strategy are some of the ways you can turn regression to your advantage. Refocusing on the solution to the root cause of the relapse is a reinvigorating energy that renews your zeal to beat addiction once and for all.


What Are The Reasons For Relapse

Just when the patient thinks that he is off the habit, he finds himself caught in the web of relapse. A brief episode of temptation which causes relapse is encountered by about 50% of people in rehabilitation.

Being able to recognize the usual precursors that lead to the habit proves very helpful in avoiding this dilemma.

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Below are some red flags to note

  • Remaining Clean Is Not A Big Issue To You
  • It helps to confirm and reaffirm your commitment to your goal otherwise, you are bound to go off-course.
  • The readiness to struggle fervently for abstinence is necessary for victory.
  • Regular appointments with the counsellor and/or attendance to the 12-step sessions are few options that would keep you on track.
  • There's No Support System
  • A strong support system is often the main difference between relapsing and continuing recovery unhindered.
  • The importance of a solid support system for a recovering addict cannot be stated enough.
  • You can engage in different activities and hobbies and even seek the guidance of your close relatives and friends as you try to recover.
  • You Should Want To Quit For Yourselves
  • 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 Having A Plan After Being Sober
  • 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.
  • Sabotaging sobriety is not difficult, but it is crucial to understand that matters like dysfunctional family dynamics, toxic friendship, social isolation and unhealthy daily routines can all affect the sobriety of an individual.
  • To stay sober, you need to recognize things than can trigger a relapse and create a plan to encounter them.

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I Relapsed So Now What

On the other hand, you must go back to rehab if you are taking drugs regularly.

More stress is placed on some treatment options like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) with high yielding results when used with those with thought disorder, when rehabilitation is done 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. Sometimes you don't have to check back to a rehab if you had gone back to using alcohol.

Your focus should be on the transitioning back to regular life from the very moment you enter a treatment centre after a relapse. You may learn that the best option to avoid a relapse is by entering a sober living environment for a few months where accountability and discipline can prove extremely helpful during the vulnerable initial few months post-treatment. Anticipation of sustenance of management by regular clinic visitation after discharge is helpful.


Acquire The Help You Desire

In case your gut feels that you are more likely to relapse post -rehab, it would be best to ask help from your counsellor or support group to address your situation. Sign up to post-rehab care that matches all your needs in order to maintain the clean-living and achieve full recovery.