One of the great joys of a life in recovery is a sense of community, of a strong connection to a larger social group that supports and deepens the experience of a clean and sober life. One of the gifts of recovery is the opportunity to give back, to share one’s own story with someone who is just beginning their own journey of recovery.
Illuminate Recovery utilizes local effective resources to help provide and maintain a continuing support system for clients.
Relapse prevention is recognizing when you’re in emotional relapse and changing your behavior. Recognize that you’re isolating and remind yourself to ask for help. Recognize that you’re anxious and practice relaxation techniques. Recognize that your sleep and eating habits are slipping and practice self-care.
The most important thing you can do to prevent relapse at this stage is take better care of yourself. Think about why you use. You use drugs or alcohol to escape, relax, or reward yourself. Therefore you relapse when you don’t take care of yourself and create situations that are mentally and emotionally draining that make you want to escape.
If you don’t change your behavior at this stage and you live too long in the stage of emotional relapse you’ll become exhausted, and when you’re exhausted you will want to escape, which will move you into mental relapse. Illuminate Recovery is here to get you back on track to prevent a relapse.
If you have any Relapse Prevention questions or concerns, please contact us to speak with one of our treatment advisors today for more information.
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