Schedule: Monday - Sunday - 00:00 - 24:00

What Happens If I Relapse

Making A Comeback To Recovery

There is a looming concern about relapse by recovering patients after rehabilitation. You can restart your journey of living drug-free in case you have relapsed.

Falling off track when trying to stop the use of drugs is a normal occurrence that many people face.

Feeling guilty after getting off track the recovery path is also common. Some people can even stop the recovery process because they get overwhelmed by guilt when they relapse.


Up to 60% of patients trying to recover have a relapse at some point on the process.


On the contrary, you should be looking forward to using a relapse as a tool for learning and should clarify your relapse prevention plan and identify the triggers which are the cause of the relapse. Understanding the underlying reasons for relapse will help you return to recovery with greater focus, determination, and intent.


Why Relapse Occurred

It is saddening that regression happens after attainment of abstinence for a period of time. Approximately 50% of all recovering addicts experience moments of weakness that take them back again and make them pick up drugs or alcohol all over again.

You can prevent relapse if you are aware of the warning signs.

Call us now on 0800 246 1509 and allow our professionals to find the right treatment program for you.


You can know if you are about to get off the track when:

  • Remaining Clean Is Not A Big Issue To You
  • You are more likely to experience a relapse when your commitment is less than hundred percent.
  • It takes courage and dedication to actually get over an addiction.
  • Going for counselling sessions and registering with the 12-step programs is one sure way through which you can effectively recover from the addiction.
  • Zero Support System
  • A strong support system is often the main difference between relapsing and continuing recovery unhindered.
  • It is paramount during rehabilitation to belong to a 12-step therapy.
  • Requesting your family members to keep you accountable, seeking spiritual guidance through meditation or religion and joining sober group activities also prove helpful.
  • Not Wanting To Quit For Yourselves
  • Many cases have been noted where the individual joins the treatment program because he or she is trying to please their family members or friends but do not have a commitment for quitting for themselves.
  • The risks of a relapse increase significantly unless the individual truly wants to quit for themselves.
  • Overwhelmed With Post-Rehab Life
  • One needs to know how they plan on carrying on with their life after they have recovered so that they are not tempted to get back to alcohol.
  • This is where your learning from the counselling sessions come in handy in reference to identifying the triggers and other psychosocial factors of your addiction.
  • To stay sober, you need to recognize things than can trigger a relapse and create a plan to encounter them.

Ready to Get Help?

CALL US NOW ON 0800 246 1509



The Actions To Take After Relapse

On the other hand, you must go back to rehab if you are taking drugs regularly.

Upon reaching a decision regarding the treatment you should provide deeper emphasis for the therapy and in particular, cognitive-behavioural therapy [CBT] which has proven successful in teaching recovering addicts new behavioural responses to distorted thinking. In addition to the improved emphasis on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, you can also supplement other therapies like music, yoga, and even exercise routines.


Your condition needs to be assessed so that you know if you are supposed to return to the facility for treatment or not. Sometimes you don't have to check back to a rehab if you had gone back to using alcohol.

Your target should always to fully recover after the whole process. You may learn that the best option to avoid a relapse is by entering a sober living environment for a few months where accountability and discipline can prove extremely helpful during the vulnerable initial few months post-treatment. After exiting from rehab, you need to have a plan already on how you are going to conduct your life.


Acquire The Help You Desire

Assistance is procurable for those constantly in battle against imminent or ongoing regression despite complete rehabilitation. You should get yourselves enrolled in a treatment program that suits your requirements the best and one which can help you reach sustained sobriety.