PINPOINTING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SLIP-UPS AND RELAPSES
- February 13, 2020
Oftentimes, individuals in recovery face situations that challenge their sobriety. In some instances this means using once, then never again. In others, it means regressing into addictive patterns and needing to undergo full treatment all over again. Although relapse is a common aspect of the recovery process, a one time mistake doesn’t equal falling back into the pit of addiction. There is a difference between a temporary slip-up and a complete relapse.
Signs You Need Another Round of Treatment
No matter how overwhelmed or perplexed you may be, there are ways to determine whether or not you should return to rehab:
- Attempting to Do It Alone
- There hasn’t been any accountability or guidance within your life recently. This may mean that you’ve stopped going to support groups or you are no longer communicating with your sponsor or therapist.
- Becoming Ambivalent
Your passion for staying sober and most other things is starting to wane. The enthusiasm that you had when you left treatment the first time is gone.
- Losing Sight of Vision or Goals
- You don’t write down your goals or reflect on the progress you’ve made in your recovery. You may experience a lack of motivation to meet your goals, or may have even given up on them entirely.
- You Are Becoming Less Cautious of Your Triggers
You may be spending time with people you used to hang out with when using, or putting yourself in situations that will cause you to relapse.
- Struggling With Painful Memories or Flashbacks
You may find it difficult to focus on positive thoughts these days. Instead, you are replaying past dramas and reliving the hurt that came from them.
- You Find Yourself Feeling Depressed More Often
You may be starting to experience more negative emotions than positive ones. Negative emotions can include excessive feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness, fear, anxiety and hopelessness. You may also be feeling a deep sense of frustration for no apparent reason.
At Asana Recovery, we understand how difficult recovering from these addictions through our daily work to help those struggling most from this disease. While some may believe they can make it alone, rehabilitation programs are essential in the fight to break dependency. The road ahead is not a smooth or easy one, but you can traverse it if done so with the support of the right team. Counseling and aftercare processes can assist you by addressing the psychological facets that led you to addiction and help you build a structure from which to better cope with life without succumbing to addiction.The supervised detoxification and residential treatment programs at Asana Recovery are offered in a supportive, relaxing, and inspiring environment. We’re deeply committed to ensuring your long-term recovery and guiding you on your path to a healthier and happier future. There is no better time than now, and we’re always available to speak with you. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.