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Addiction Treatment Blog by Addiction Experts » Entries tagged with "relapse prevention"

Five Things That Lead To A Relapse

Five Things That Lead To A Relapse

Relationships, people sometimes relapse over a girl or guy.  It’s one of the most common things to take an addict or alcoholic out. They don’t like the way they feel over a break up or not getting the person they want, so they end up going out and drinking or doing dope to cope with their feelings. Or they date a person who dose drugs or drinks and they end up doing drugs or drinking … Read entire article »

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An Addict’s Will to Change

An Addict’s Will to Change

  I had fifteen months clean before I relapsed on May 11, 2011.  My run lasted a little over a year.  I thought I would only use one time so I could escape from the immediate situation and the hell inside my head, but heroin doesn’t work that way – certainly not for me.  One night turned into a year and I still feel like I just woke up from some awful fever dream. The first few … Read entire article »

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Holiday = Relapse?

  Food, drink, and festive spirits are the order of the day when holidays are among us.  Be it Easter (which coincides with spring break), Fourth of July, Christmas, or New Year’s, holidays— and birthdays— have long been excuses for the drunk at heart to engage in hedonistic indulge and exercise impaired judgment.  Even Halloween parties have become fodder for excess.  While most people are able to get off and on the wagon with relative ease, where people in recovery are concerned, indulging in any fashion can lead to relapse.  And where holidays are concerned, the desire to have a good time is not the only—or even primary—cause of relapse for recovering addicts. Perhaps the biggest cause of relapse during the holidays is stress.  Food and alcohol are central to most holiday … Read entire article »

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Sober Companionship

Sober Companionship

  Everyone in recovery knows the person who suffers from chronic relapse. The one who got drunk at the airport bar on the way back home from rehab. You know… the person who strategically hid little bundles of drugs around their house for when they get back from treatment. That guy who has stood up as a newcomer in their first 30 days of sobriety at AA meetings for as long as you can remember. It … Read entire article »

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Sober and Home for the First Time Since Rehab

Sober and Home for the First Time Since Rehab

Recently I just made a trip back home to see my family in London for the first time in six months. For the last six months I had been in some form of an addiction treatment center, either in primary care, secondary care or sober living. I had seen my parents in that time at family programs but under the supervision and monitoring of the clinical staff running those programs. This trip was, therefore, my … Read entire article »

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Relapse Prevention – Are You Slipping In Your Recovery?

Relapse Prevention – Are You Slipping In Your Recovery?

Eight months of recovery was dashed away in moments. Eight months… Were there warning signs? Was there a way to prevent the physical relapse from transpiring? What steps or tools for that matter could have been put into effect to buffer the transition from the secure bubble of rehab to stepping back into reality? Relapse prevention is imperative in the conduct of an alcoholic/addict. There are a number of techniques available to secure sobriety. Relapse … Read entire article »

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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Aftercare Options Once you Leave an Addiction Treatment Center

Drug and Alcohol Treatment Aftercare Options Once you Leave an Addiction Treatment Center

Many people believe that when someone gets out of a rehab center they are magically healed from all of their problems. This is perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions about the recovery process. What people need to understand is that the real battle begins after someone leaves treatment, not while they are in treatment. If you or someone you know has just got out of rehab and is unsure of what to … Read entire article »

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Relapse Prevention

One main reason for 12 step relapse prevention techniques proving to be helpful is because they embody a wide-ranged plan that incorporates all aspects of a person from spiritual to physical to emotional. They work especially well when the addict takes massive action toward studying, practicing and understanding elements of a 12 step program. The 12 steps may seem daunting at first glance, but in all reality they are one sentence each, and most sponsors encourage their sponsee’s to go through the 12 steps at their own pace. No time is too long or too short, within reason. No one expects a person to work the 12 steps completely in solitude. This is why addicts and alcoholics go to as many meetings as we can, to surround themselves with friends … Read entire article »

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