How to Transition from Relapse to Readmission

How to Transition from Relapse to Readmission

Throughout addiction treatment, recovering addicts are likely to learn that relapse is part of the process of getting sober. Not everyone who recovers from substance abuse will relapse, but many will. To help navigate this potential setback, most recovering users stay busy and continue outpatient treatment. However, many recovering users may still suffer from a relapse, forcing them to rethink their next steps. A great way to overcome relapse is to seek professional help to resist relapse in the future.

How to Go From Relapse to Readmission

Not all relapses require readmission into a rehab center, as some cases can be easily reversed through careful outpatient treatment. However, for some users it is more difficult for them to get back on track, making readmission to rehab a more promising fix to relapse. Recovering users can transition from relapse back into rehab through any of the following steps:

  • Establish commitment – Going back into rehab without a full commitment is only going to make the process fail. Therefore, users who transition back into rehab must be 100% sure of their decision, so that they do not feel as though going back to rehab was a waste. A negative mindset will only undermine healthy progress.
  • Enlist support- It is just as important to have a strong support system when reentering into rehab as it is when exiting it. Having this kind of support will provide the encouragement and positivity addicts need to work at sobriety. With support, addicts can avoid giving up and fearing relapse.
  • Prepare for life after relapse – Before reentering rehab, it is important that a user has an idea of how she wants her life to look when she leaves treatment. Setting goals and working with counselors to obtain them will keep users connected to their programs and sobriety. This will also provide users with a reason to complete their treatment rather than leave before it finishes.

By becoming committed, enlisting support and preparing for life after rehab, recovering addicts can reenter rehab smoothly. This will keep them motivated as opposed to experiencing feelings of failure.

How to Avoid Relapse in the Future

Even though relapse is highly likely for a recovering user, he can engage in behaviors that will keep him focused on sobriety and prevent relapse. These behaviors can include full involvement in outpatient care that connects addicts to strong support systems. Furthermore, addicts can stay active to prevent boredom that would otherwise tempt them to use. By staying connected to people who promote sobriety and working to engage in positive behaviors, users can recover from relapse more quickly and effectively without having to readmit themselves to rehab.

Help Going Back to Rehab after Relapse

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