The Process Of Relapsing after-rehab

Returning To The Withdrawal Process

A relapse is a stage which is a part during the recovery process. You can still stop using the drug or alcohol even after you have relapsed.

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.

Humiliation and embarrassment are the prevailing feelings among people who revert during treatment. Rather than the continuous struggle against dependence and the temptation to reuse, one may opt to cave in.


About half (the National Institute on Drug Abuse put the figure at 40 - 60 %) of the patients undergoing rehabilitation will regress.


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.


Why Relapse Occurred

Although unfortunate, relapsing after spending considerable amount of time being sober is fairly common. Approximately 50% of all recovering addicts experience moments of weakness that take them back again and make them pick up drugs or alcohol all over again.

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

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An upcoming relapse may exhibit some signs, which can include the following

  • If Your Most Important Goal Is Not Abstinence
  • It helps to confirm and reaffirm your commitment to your goal otherwise, you are bound to go off-course.
  • In order to succeed you must be prepared to put in the hard work that is required to stay sober.
  • This can include attending the 12-step program, having a committed sponsor and getting the necessary therapy or counselling for possible co-occurring mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
  • Not Being In An Addiction Group
  • Sustenance of reformation or regression to misuse can be determined by the strength of social assistance the recovered user has.
  • It is paramount during rehabilitation to belong to a 12-step therapy.
  • You can engage in different activities and hobbies and even seek the guidance of your close relatives and friends as you try to recover.
  • Disinterest In Stopping
  • In order for satisfaction of closed members and not because of true dedication is why some addicts start their regimen.
  • The lower the commitment of a user to give up drugs or alcohol, the higher the chances of relapse.
  • Not Having A Plan After Being Sober
  • In order for smooth changeover into normal life after rehabilitation, formulation of a good regression avoidance strategy is useful.
  • There are many factors that can affect you after you have recovered and you need to plan on how you will overcome them and stay sober for the rest of your life.
  • If you intend to protect your newfound sobriety, you must be in a position clearly to identify the triggers which can cause a relapse.

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What Do I Do After Relapse

Unfortunately, you may find the need to get back into a strict treatment program if you have fallen back into a continued pattern of substance abuse.

This time around, you are a bit familiar about the treatment program especially when it comes to the focus that you require in order to avoid falling into the same pattern again. In addition to the improved emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you can also supplement other therapies like music, yoga, and even exercise routines.


It is important to know if you need to go back to inpatient care in cases where you slipped. You probably don't need to undergo rehab in case it was a one-off slip and you are hundred percent committed to not let it happen again.

Your focus should be on the transitioning back to regular life from the very moment you enter a treatment centre after a relapse. A clean environment with availability of support groups is the best option for someone who has just come out of rehab. You should also continue taking therapy at an outpatient facility after completing rehab.


Reach Out For Help That You Need

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.