What’s the most frightening thing to a recovering addict? Most would probably say a relapse. Those who are addicted to drugs and alcohol know that the threat of relapsing is always a possibility. The most helpful thing when it comes to avoiding a relapse is understanding what your potential triggers may be. For those who became addicted to drugs and alcohol as a result of hanging out with friends who use substances, then avoiding those friends at all costs is essential. In fact, anything can be a trigger. People, places, sounds, sights, emotional states and much more can all cause someone to temporarily relinquish control over their sobriety.

The best way to avoid relapsing is understanding your triggers and doing everything possible to avoid them. It can be really tough to cut ties with a friend, but if it means you stay away from drugs and alcohol then it’s the right decision. When it’s all said and done, a friend who doesn’t respect your sobriety probably isn’t that good of a friend anyway. A true friend would do everything possible to help you maintain your sobriety. 

When you feel like a trigger is starting to cause you to lose control, having a support system in place can help you avoid a relapse. Calling a friend or someone from rehab can help you make the right decision to remain clean. Those who do relapse regret it immediately so staying sober will help you feel better about yourself in the long run. If you think your problems with drugs and alcohol are starting to grow out of control, then it might be time to get help from the certified addiction therapists at Alcohol Treatment Trenton.

Alcohol Treatment Trenton can help with addictions to:

  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Nicotine
  • Crystal Meth
  • Prescription Drugs

 

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