Addiction recovery is a life-long practice, which takes patience and strength to overcome the challenging times that are inevitably going to come your way once treatment ends.
Making the decision to get clean from substance abuse will change your life forever, and your recovery will hold so much meaning. There will be difficult times that can test your sobriety, and it’s important to know exactly how to handle these situations to prevent relapse. Banyan Treatment Center in Pompano provides a relapse prevention program that teaches patients the crucial tools needed when these situations arise, and we understand the life-long struggles that can occur. There are numerous early warning signs of relapse that all recovering addicts should become aware of. Preventing a relapse will keep you on track towards success and you will be able to maintain your life-long recovery goals.
- Negative thoughts and emotions – There are certain emotions such as stress, anxiety, and fear than can lead to drug cravings. If you are experiencing negative thoughts, it may be time to take a deep breath and reorganize your thoughts. Depression-like symptoms can also be a drug trigger.
- Addiction triggers – There most likely will be places and people that remind you of your previous drug use. These things can be serious dangers to your sobriety, and we suggest that you stay away from places you used to frequent during your addiction phase.
- Pressure from negative-influenced people – It’s so important to surround yourself with positive people during recovery, because the social pressures can get to you during fragile times.
- Exposure to drugs or alcohol – If you attend an event or a party where there are drugs and alcohol present, there can be extreme urges to use again. If you didn’t realize that there were going to be drugs or alcohol, it’s important to remove yourself from the situation or call a supportive friend to talk you through your struggles.
The warning signs of relapse must be taken seriously, and you have the opportunity to prevent a negative situation before it takes a turn for the worse. Banyan Treatment Center in Pompano is here to support you through your entire recovery journey, and we truly want the best for you.