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Treatment Centres

Our centres are situated throughout the country offering convenient and secluded retreats for our treatments.

Relapse Prevention Tips


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Hungry: Don’t get too hungry, we have found that it is difficult to maintain emotional balance without the aid of eating regularly through the day.

Angry: As people in recovery, we have found that lingering anger, whether justified or not, is better left to others.

Lonely: Again we suggest meetings and fellowship. For those of us who isolated behind closed doors, being around others is at first an unnerving experience, but forcing ourselves pays dividends.

Tired: It took some time for us to reach regular sleep habits. While it’s not known of people dying of lack of sleep, we do know of many instances where a tired addict reached for that bottle/drug and relapsed. Emotional and spiritual balance is the result of self care.

 

Action/Work: Again, we say that it’s a rare case where someone actually working the steps has relapsed. We have found that as long as our focus is on the steps and the action required to work them, relapse is a remote, rare thought and unlikely outcome.

 

The 10 most common relapse dangers

1. Being in the presence of drugs or alcohol, drug or alcohol users, or places where you used or bought chemicals.

2. Feelings we perceive as negative, particularly anger; also sadness, loneliness, guilt, fear, and anxiety.

3. Positive feelings that make you want to celebrate without control.

4. Boredom.

5. Getting “high” on any substance – exercise, food, relationships.

6. Physical pain.

7. Listening to ‘war stories’ and just dwelling on getting high - “euphoric recall”.

8. Suddenly having a lot of cash without appropriate support.

9. Using prescription drugs that can get you high even if you use them properly.

10.Believing that you no longer have to worry (complacency). That you are no longer stimulated to crave drugs/alcohol by any of the above situations, or by anything else – and therefore maybe it’s safe for you to “use occasionally”.