For those who aren't prepared, this change can be a rough experience. BLANK
However, it is critical for them to understand that the process of learning still continues because a number of tough challenges which they will be required to encounter. Preparation is all that needs to be considered during a stay in a treatment facility for what awaits when they get back home. Addicts need to be prepared to deal with all the situations that drove them in their substance abuse that might still be there. Success can only be achieved through adequate preparation for this transition. BLANK
The entire focus of their surroundings is to help users overcome their addiction and to shield them from any temptations. The conditions that make it easy to stay clean may not be present at home. There is also plenty of support available at the rehabilitation centre. There is almost always someone you can talk to if you feel negative thoughts creeping up on you. In the outside world, you will usually not have this kind of support. The person coming from rehab may get a less than friendly welcome from family and friends.
There are some who will still be mad about past mistakes while others could be skeptical about the possibility of achieving recovery. Those who are continuing to be involved in substance abuse bring the most dangerous reactions. They could be looking forward to sabotaging the efforts of the individual who has freshly attained sobriety. BLANK
Life continues even when you're in rehab trying to recover and not everything will change just because you have. There is no free pass for anyone in this life. The individual will need to develop better coping skills in order to deal with these challenges. Hitting a particularly low point in the life is the reason for many people to end up in rehab.
The ramifications of the low point will still have the ability to cause ripples. This will mean that people who leave rehab will still be required to deal about the consequences of their past bad behaviour. BLANK
If they have taken advantage of the time within the treatment, they will have put in a great deal of effort. It is similar to a sports person preparing for the biggest event of their career. It is not enough to simply get into shape by spending a lot of time in the gym, they also need to use all available resources. It is a good omen if this boxer is feeling nervous before the big match because it means that he is prepared to do what he has to. Any concerns about the transition from rehab to home should be a motivating factor for people to ensure that they are fully prepared to meet the challenges.
With the support of rehab staff and fellow patients, the individual can careful evaluate probable challenges and prepare for how to overcome them. This is similar to how an athlete visualizes their opponents and comes up with strategies on how to defeat them. BLANK
The first few weeks can particularly be dangerous as the individual is still transitioning. After recovery is fully established, the risk of relapse gradually declines but it does not go away completely. Going through rehab and then falling into relapse is very annoying for the patient and their family and friends.
Guarantees of another opportunity of a recovery decline at this stage. Addicts can find it difficult to muster the motivation to give it up again. This could even mean that their relapse is similar to capital punishment. Because they will likely have to deal with the same issues that caused them to quit before most people tend to regret relapsing. The situation can be a lot more overwhelming for the individual as they had already tasted what it feels like to be drug free. Understanding the nature of a relapse is very important when you're in rehab.
Going back to substance abuse doesn't really happen suddenly. This is always a chain of events that takes them back there. The individual will be able to take the right action to prevent it by developing an understanding of the relapse process. You have to know what to look for if you want to identify possible relapse triggers. BLANK
Some of these mistakes include:
Those individuals who leave the treatment program convinced that their issues are on the tremulous ground. It shows that they are not ready for what awaits them ahead. Although being positive about your future prospects is a good thing, becoming complacent because of that isn't. Hard days will come and if people are not ready for them it can spell catastrophe. Aftercare is always essential. Being in the company of former drug using or drinking pals for extended periods could prove to be a serious mistake.
According to a saying of AA if you spend enough time in a barber shop you will eventually get your hair cut. This simply means that those who choose to stick around tempting surroundings will eventually succumb and relapse. A risk of sliding back to addiction is always there if you spend more time with old friends like this. It's not enough to just stop taking alcohol and drugs for you to be able to say that you've recovered.
Dealing with certain issues in life is never easy for people who've suffered through addiction. It will lead to problems if they continue to interact with the world with a business as usual. This is sometimes referred to a dry drunk syndrome. Despite managing to avoid a relapse, they will still be susceptible to leading poor-quality lives in recovery. Creating a new reality without dependency is a crucial part about quitting substance abuse. Individuals should be happy about quitting addiction.
This is an achievement which should translate to a better life in the coming days. However, sometimes a pink cloud syndrome can happen, which means that a person in initial stages of recovery can feel so pleased with their advancement that they become separated from reality. Everything in the life appears perfect and there isn't any dark cloud on the horizon. Such a person may start to imagine that their problems are done and this is where the problem lies. Unfortunately, when life happens and things head south as it always happens once in a while, the individual will get a rather rough reality check. People who have too many expectations may also begin struggling when they return home.
The problems caused by the addiction did not occur overnight, and therefore, the repair process will also take some time. It will take time before things are finally truly better. The possibility of loved ones being prepared to forgive and forget will certainly be there, but it will be difficult as the individual to build his or her reputation all over again. You may be bitterly disappointed in you expect too much too soon. Taking on too many challenges at once is another usual error that people make.
This is where a person will try to make amends for all that they did as quickly as possible. The first couple of years after the recovery is a time for recuperation and therefore, it is essential not to take on too much because the individual will still be fragile. There are times when people relapse within the first weeks of being home.
They take the drugs or alcohol and immediately regret what they have done. These individuals feel that they have failed themselves and this is actually the case. A complete descent back into addiction doesn't have to follow every slip. The fall-out of the individual's behavior will be limited if they can get right back to recovery. The important thing is that the causes of slip are examined by the individual and he learns from it.