One of the key things that people from Hunstanton will need to learn during their stay in a drug or alcohol rehab centre is how to prevent relapse. The statistics for people who return to alcohol or drug abuse after a period of sobriety is worrying, but the more comforting news is that relapse is always preventable. So long as the individual is 100 % committed to their new life, and they are willing to do what is necessary to make it a reality, they will have nothing to worry about. Doing what is necessary though, will involve learning more about relapse and how to prevent it.
How to Prevent Relapse
Those people who are trying to break away from addiction in Hunstanton will usually benefit from spending some time in an alcohol or drug rehab clinic. Here they will learn all about the relapse process and how to avoid it. Some of the things that they will need to understand will include:
- Relapse is always preventable. The individual chooses to return to alcohol or drug abuse and there is nothing forcing them to make this decision.
- The person who is prepared for the common relapse triggers will usually be able to avoid the situations where they are likely to relapse. This would include being careful of the four main relapse triggers which are hunger, anger, loneliness, and tiredness (easily remembered using the acronym HALT.
- The individual needs to have a strategy for how they will behave in the event that they feel close to relapse. Without such a strategy the individual can feel overwhelmed and they may feel unwilling to resist the temptation to relapse. When people have a strategy in place they will just automatically begin following this.
- The worst thing that the individual can do when they feel like relapsing is to keep this knowledge secret.
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