THE TOP FACTORS THAT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO UNWANTED RELAPSE
- December 22, 2019
When things are going wrong in your life, it’s easy to imagine that a relapse is imminent. But what about when things are going right? Sometimes we become so confident about our current situations that we let recovery take a back burner. Here are some ways that you might not expect to relapse:
When you’re in recovery you may be more sensitive than you even realize. Bad relationships are easy triggers. They stress you out and push you to find a way to cope with what is happening, but good relationships can be just as harmful.
- Your partner may enjoy drinking or getting high
- They say “just one”won’t hurt
- They may be messing up their own recovery and dragging you along
- They may want to spend so much time together that you don’t complete the necessary steps towards recovery
Getting a new job/Going to school
This job may have been everything you’ve ever wanted or it can be something that you need to get the bills paid but sometimes that stress can become too overwhelming. You may find that:
- The job stops you from attending therapy
- You have much less downtime or sleep
- You may be surrounded by bad influences
- You have much more stress than you anticipated
Vacation is great! It’s food for the soul and can make you feel refreshed. The problem occurs when you use that as a vacation from your recovery as well. Being in recovery also makes you more sensitive to stress and sometimes vacations can bring out the worst of that, such as:
- Being surrounded by drinking or drugs
- Things not going according to plan
- Running out of money, or not being able to do as much as you hoped
Feeling confident about recovery
Many times when you’re too confident about recovery, you tend to set the bar very high for yourself. Therefore, when things don’t go as you hoped, the fall can be harder than you ever imagined. You may also find that you’re so confident in your recovery that you believe you can now partake in the very thing that made you addicted, in “moderation”. This may be very well possible, but it’s a slippery slope until you’re back to square one. All of these things are part of life and many times unavoidable. That’s why proper treatment is important to avoid relapsing. Be sure to surround yourself with professional guidance and positive individuals to ensure a smooth transition.
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 the 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) 763-3440 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.