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Relapse Prevention

Recovering from drug or alcohol addiction isn’t a quick process. It takes time to get over a dependence, deal with withdrawal symptoms, and overcome the urge to use. 

Definition

Relapse means going back to using after you’ve been abstinent for some time. It’s an ever-present threat when you’re trying to recover. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 40 to 60 percent of people who were once addicted to drugs will eventually relapse.

Being aware of the stages of relapse and having a plan to deal with them can help prevent you from using again. Follow these 10 techniques to help you stay on track with your recovery.

 

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Recognize the stages of relapse

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Know Your Triggers

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Remember Your Reasons for Quitting

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Ask for help

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Care For Yourself

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Manage Withdrawal Symptoms

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Distract Yourself

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Call a Friend

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Reward Yourself

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Follow a Model

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Reward Yourself

Recovery from drug and alcohol addiction can be a long and challenging process. The odds of relapsing are high.

It’s important to be aware of the three stages of relapse: emotional, mental, and physical. Watch out for signs that you’re about to start using again.

Reach out to us for professional help, and care for yourself during your recovery. The more committed you are to the process, the more likely you’ll be to succeed.

 

 

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Location
7801 Academy Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
North Towne Building 2 suite 104

Healthcare Location:

5921 Lomas Blvd NE, Suite A
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Monday to Friday: 9am – 3pm

Call us for other times: 505-730-5020