Most people who want to know how to stay sober have probably tried quitting substance abuse in the past.
Yet, the worst comes out in all of us from time to time; and in this context, that means relapse.
So, what are the common causes of relapse? Well, that is what we are going to discuss in this article.
Before we cover the main topic of the article, let me say this important point. If you are doing any kind of DIY addiction treatment now or in the future, I highly suggest that you first consult with a professional.
You don’t have to go through a formal addiction treatment if you don’t like it, but a professional can offer a different and professional perspective of your challenge. And, that could probably help you a lot in the future.
Now that we have cleared that, let’s get back to the topic at hand.
Fear Of Missing Out
This is probably the main reasons why some people fall into relapse. Some people just can’t get over the idea of missing out.
They think that if they don’t drink alcohol or such, gossips would be made behind their back or they are afraid they would be alienated.
Remember, its your life and you are only missing out on the long run if you continue with your addiction problem.
This is another common reason for a full relapse. Some people who abuse substances, such as alcohol, fall into the trap of thinking they can do drink and not fall back into a full substance abuse.
Some people might be able to do it. However, it’s just like playing with fire. If you are still recovering, or you have the tendency to abuse substances, then its best that you stay completely sober. One slip could lead you back to ground zero.
An addiction can be said to be an illness of the mind and body. If you want to get sober, then you must first cure your mind. Once you have done that, your body may still be craving for the substance that you are abusing. This is the hard part of addiction recovery.
Thankfully, there are lot treatments that you can do to slowly get rid of the cravings. It won’t be a quick process as you will need your body to re-adjust.
Being sober is not a destination, but it’s more of a journey. It’s not like once you are sober, you are already sober for life.
Being sober means being vigilant to the common pitfalls that leads to relapse. A few of these are “fear of missing out”, moderation trap and physical addiction.
One last thing, don’t forget to consult with a professional if you are serious about addiction recovery. A professional opinion can be a great source of insight in terms of making your recovery a lot easier.
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