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The Way Forward After Relapse

Making A Comeback To Recovery

A relapse is a stage which is a part during the recovery process. There are a number of things which you can do to get back on the path of recovery if you have experienced a relapse.

There is always a probability that one will regress irrespective of the effort, adherence and devotion dedicated to rehabilitation.

Feeling great remorse and shame after relapsing is common. 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.


You can however turn this occurrence around: Recognize the factors that caused you to relapse is one effective way of getting back to your recovery. By delving deeper into the root causes of the relapse you will be laying the foundation for a recovery which will ensure that you bounce back stronger than ever.


The Determining Factors Of 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.

Prevention of this is possible with the awareness of the warning signals.

To get the appropriate management, contact our physicians immediately on Phone.


You can know if you are about to get off the track when:

  • Staying Clean Is Not Your Priority
  • You are at an increased risk of a relapse if you do not have a firm commitment to lifelong sobriety.
  • You can stay sober only if you put a lot of hard work and you should be ready for that.
  • Going for counselling sessions and registering with the 12-step programs is one sure way through which you can effectively recover from the addiction.
  • Not Being In An Addiction Group
  • A sober individual who has recently completed his or her recovery program to have a solid support network from the very onset because this can prove to be the difference between continued recovery or relapsing back into addiction.
  • Having a support group comprising of others during the recovery is vital.
  • Requesting your family members to keep you accountable, seeking spiritual guidance through meditation or religion and joining sober group activities also prove helpful.
  • You Should Want To Quit For Yourselves
  • 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.
  • Overwhelmed With Post-Rehab Life
  • 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.
  • 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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The Actions To Take After Relapse

A meticulous management plan is necessitated when there is regression to recurrent drug misuse.

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. 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 need to evaluate if what happened was just a one-time temporary moment of weakness.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. One effective way of increasing your odds in recovering fully and avoid relapse is checking in a sober living home. Anticipation of sustenance of management by regular clinic visitation after discharge is helpful.


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Assistance is procurable for those constantly in battle against imminent or ongoing regression despite complete rehabilitation. Join a de-addiction program that can help you live a sober life.