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9 Early Warning Signs of Relapse

Alexa Iocco Addiction Treatment , Recovery August 27, 2021

9 Early Warning Signs of a Relapse Resurgence Behavioral Health

Learn to Recognize the Warning Signs of Relapse Before One Occurs

Part of the recovery process is relapse prevention. Although there isn’t a surefire way as to how to prevent a relapse, there are certain warning signs that you should always be aware of as you continue to work through the healing process. As one of the best options for addiction recovery, we pride ourselves on providing you with the resources and tools to spot the signs of relapse of your loved one as well as the understanding of the fact that addiction is a cunning disease and relapse is always possible.

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Early Signs and Symptoms of Relapse

It’s important that every friend or family member be aware of the early warning signs of relapse. Here are a few examples of behavior that you should be on the lookout for:

  • Reestablishing toxic relationships
  • Sudden shift in behavior, specifically toward recovery
  • Loss of motivation in long term goals
  • Romanticizing experiences with drugs or alcohol
  • Issues with healthy relationships
  • Development of withdrawal symptoms
  • Having the belief that substance abuse is something that can be controlled
  • No longer attending treatment or therapy
  • Antisocial behavior

Any one of these symptoms can lead to the potential of relapse which is why we always take the time to teach you how to spot these potential signs in yourself and we also provide your family with the resources that they need to address these possible issues.

Symptoms of Recovery

While it’s important to be conscious of the early warning signs of relapse, it’s just as important to recognize the signs of recovery. Here are a few examples:

  • Working toward redeveloping relationships with family members and loved ones in a healthy way
  • Taking responsibility for past behavior
  • Continued participation in therapy and treatment
  • Finding a sponsor
  • Actively reaching out for help

It’s critical that family members and friends learn to recognize these signs of recovery. When a person is working through their program, it’s imperative that they receive a certain level of love and support from their family members.

One of the things that make us one of the best options for addiction treatment in the area is the fact that we offer family therapy. With years of experience as addiction experts, we understand that addiction can impact every member of the family. Family therapy can help you and your loved ones begin to redevelop and grow your relationships in a way that is healthy.

Aftercare and Support Group Involvement to Prevent Relapse

Something that many people often overlook is the importance of incorporating aftercare and support groups into your regular routine. The best approach that you can take when it comes to how to prevent a relapse is to focus on attending support groups such as 12-step meetings and taking advantage of the aftercare program that Resurgence Behavioral Health offers. Taking these steps will only help you to broaden your system of support and provide you with the focus that you need to continue to remain sober.

What to Do If You or a Loved One Does Relapse

Although our team does everything that we can to focus on relapse prevention, we understand that relapse does happen for some clients. If you’ve missed early signs of relapse and your loved one has fallen back into the trap of addiction, we encourage you to reach out to our treatment team right away. Additionally, if you are suffering from the impact of falling back into addiction, we encourage you to reach out to us at(855) 458-0050 and learn more about our treatment options. 

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