Triggers in Drug and Alcohol Recovery — Relapse Prevention


Triggers in Drug and Alcohol Recovery — Relapse Prevention – It is crucial to know how to deal with the triggers that can lead to relapse in recovery. At Duffy’s, trained counselors will give you the tools to help you avoid the triggers you will face after your treatment. Watch Debbie’s story of overcoming multiple relapses Jen: One of the things we’ve learned over time and through studies is that there are internal triggers that occur long before anyone picks up a drug or a drink. Debbie: Usually with someone who relapses a lot, it’s something inside, something you can’t get over or deal with. Jen: And those are internal things that happen in terms of the changing in one’s thinking, a change in attitude, something like complacency or feeling as though there’s no program that can help them. When we begin to get these distorted thought or emotions, that’s an internal trigger. When we talk about external triggers, those are behavioral changes, things that we begin to do differently that symbolize a change and a potential relapse, things like stopping going to meetings or not calling your sponsor. Most people believe that a relapse is, “Well, I’ve picked up and used, and that’s it,” but there’s so much more to relapse then just picking up and using. Andrew: There are a million chances to stop before you go and pick up that drink. Jen: A relapse occurs weeks, sometimes months before the actual substance is ingested. WE really want to arm our guests with as much information and knowledge as possible so that


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A promised flood of tax money to drug and alcohol treatment programs from legal marijuana sales has also kept some anti-drug groups on the sidelines. But if opponents are in disarray or disagreement, supporters of legalization are as well. And that is …
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