If people trying to overcome an addiction in Buckley are able to spot the common relapse triggers they will be much more likely to stay sober long term. These triggers refer to conditions that increase the likelihood that the person will return to alcohol or drugs. They get in the way of addiction treatment, and it is vital that people recovering from an addiction in Buckley know what these are. The most common relapse triggers can be easily remembered using the acronym HALT and they include:
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As well as HALT there are also plenty of other relapse triggers that the individual will need to be aware of including:
- If the person is overconfident they will leave rehab feeling cured and not in need of further assistance. This is usually a huge mistake because without appropriate aftercare the person will be at high risk of relapse.
- Another big relapse trigger is complacency. They say that time heals all wounds, and this can be a real disadvantage in recovery. The individual forgets how bad things were for them, and they begin to take sobriety for granted. This often means that the person is more at risk of relapse because they are not doing the things they need to do to stay sober.
- Unrealistic expectations are another important relapse trigger. An example of this would be the person who leaves drug detox and expects everything to be perfect right away. When things do not happen like this the individual can use their disappointment as a reason to relapse. Getting sober does not mean living a life without problems and things can get bumpy in early recovery. It is important that people understand this so that they have realistic expectations. Things will improve for the person but it is going to take time.
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