The Way Forward After Relapse after-rehab

Making A Comeback To Recovery

A relapse is a stage which is a part during the recovery process. Relapse could happen, but you can treat it as a setback rather than a failure.

Regardless of how diligently a recovery is pursued or the type of commitment you have for lifelong sobriety the chances of a relapse prevailing at some point remain present.

Feeling guilty after getting off track the recovery path is also 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.


On the contrary, you should be looking forward to using a relapse as a tool for learning and should clarify your relapse prevention plan and identify the triggers which are the cause of the relapse. The next phase of recovery will be efficient when you identify these factors.


What Are The Reasons For Relapse

It is saddening that regression happens after attainment of abstinence for a period of time. No fewer than 50 percent of recovering addicts experience a momentary lapse of reason and consume alcohol or drugs once again.

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

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


The following signs can indicate a relapse is just round the corner

  • Remaining Clean Is Not A Big Issue To You
  • You are at an increased risk of a relapse if you do not have a firm commitment to lifelong sobriety.
  • Graduating from rehab is just half the job, the rest requires total control and effort to wake up sober every day.
  • You must attend each and every session of personal or group therapy or support group meetings, besides taking professional help for any psychological conditions, like depression.
  • There's No Support System
  • The presence of a support system whether it is in the form of a reliable friend or your family makes or enhances your chances in recovering.
  • The importance of a solid support system for a recovering addict cannot be stated enough.
  • Join support groups consisting of other recovering and fully-recovered addicts, participate in positive, healthy activities like meditation classes, and seek help and support from your loved ones.
  • Disinterest In Stopping
  • In order for satisfaction of closed members and not because of true dedication is why some addicts start their regimen.
  • The risks of a relapse increase significantly unless the individual truly wants to quit for themselves.
  • Overwhelmed With Post-Rehab Life
  • To ensure your transition to real life is smooth and bump-free, create a comprehensive plan to prevent relapse.
  • This is where your learning from the counselling sessions come in handy in reference to identifying the triggers and other psychosocial factors of your addiction.
  • If you intend to protect your newfound sobriety, you must be in a position clearly to identify the triggers which can cause a relapse.

Ready to Get Help?

CALL US NOW ON 0800 772 3971



The Actions To Take After Relapse

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

Upon reaching a decision regarding the treatment you should provide deeper emphasis for the therapy and in particular, cognitive-behavioural therapy [CBT] which has proven successful in teaching recovering addicts new behavioural responses to distorted thinking. Artistry and songs can be used in treatment, resting techniques; exercises and horse psychotherapy are among the additional treatments.


The primary objective would be to determine whether you are required to rehab once again. If it was an isolated incident, and you have a commitment never to let it happen again you may not be required to go back to an inpatient facility.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. Admission into conducive surroundings where one can be held responsible and answerable, in the initial periods when one is more prone to regression, is the finest choice. It would also help if you have a plan or visual aids to remind you of your mission after leaving the treatment centre.


Receiving The Best Assistance You Need

There is always assistance for a person that is trying to stop the addiction to alcohol and even the people that are coming from rehab can be assisted to adjust to the new life. Join a de-addiction program that can help you live a sober life.