Inrelapse prevention the drug of choice is the preferred drug that addicts choosein order to receive their own desired effect. One effect of this can be the physical dependence towards the mental andpsychological dependence and that the substance usage provides a comfort foraddicts to keep going back. This isbecause of the strong addictive choice of drug they choose to use. With the use of relapse prevention the self-help medication seems like the reasonable choice of progression and that the dysfunctionaloutside turns to the inside where using seems like a good choice. Inrelapse prevention relapse is something that occurs during recovery after aperson has disconnected their addiction from a period of time. For example, drug and alcohol rehabstatistics show a percentage of people who relapse after a period of recovery rangefrom 50%-90%. Slip in recovery is whenpeople pick up alcohol or drugs after a period of sobriety but stop againalmost right away.
In Relapse triggerscan be defined as thoughts or feelings that involves any sort of addiction. Triggers can be a sort of activity that isused to bring back the choice drug of a user’s choice without the drug beingused for a month’s time. “One of the many triggers can make theclient relapse for example HALT- Hungry, Angry, Lonely and Tired describes thehigh-risk situations for those in recovery (The 20 Most Common AddictionRelapse Triggers)”. Another maintrigger is emotions which can be negative leading to addicts to turn to drugsand or alcohol, which make it easier for their drug choice to be used. Another trigger that can cause a client to gointo relapse is stress. Stress is theleading cause of addiction relapse triggers because of the effects it has onthe mind and body.
For example, loosinga job, loved one or health problems can cause a client to go into relapse. Lastly, a mental or physical illness such asanxiety and depression can trigger relapse because of the physical illness andpain that can put clients at risk of relapse. “The signs and symptoms of a pendingrelapse and precursors to a relapse can be the changes in feelings andattitudes (Five Signs of Impending Relapse)”. This type of symptom is built onthe different emotions that can lead addicts to their addiction.
The second sign of symptoms is the elevatedstress and Reactivation of Denial and that stress can lead to major changes ofstarting a normal life over again when clients get out of rehab. The third sign of symptom is the change inbehavior, which requires avoiding certain situations, or feelings you get whenin a bad mood. Social breakdown is thefeeling when breaking out of social events and support group meetings orshutting yourself in your room to be alone. Lastly, the loss of structure, judgment, and control can also be a signof symptoms of relapse such as finding yourself getting nothing done, healthtaking a toll, or irrational choices can trigger these symptoms. I think keeping a schedule and organized canhelp keep clients on track and on things and to not find himself or herself avictim to relapse or money for addiction. The next thing we talk about is Relapsein terms of the Disease Model of Addiction regarding the jellinek curve is anoutline that thoroughly declines an addict or alcoholic as the increase inaddiction is followed by another one.
The addiction is then broken intro three parts the crucial phase,chronic phase and rehabilitation. In theJellinek curve the drinking becomes more constant and the alcohol toleranceincreases as the curve begins to drop into a decline. With this curve we start to feel irrationalanger and if things get worse addicts being to feel more and more intoxicatedover time. One thing that is similar is that the biological behavioralcomponents must be addressed during treatment and relapse can occur during orafter treatment, and that any signs of treatment can cause a reinstatement.
The curve can cause resentment toward othersinvolving anger making it harder to leave our inhibitions behind whenusing. When this happens tolerancebegins and then slowly decreases as alcoholics becomes intoxicatedovertime. By the end of relapseprevention and using the curve for guidance and help addicts and users canreceive proper treatment and group therapy as they begin their process ofrecovery. Another possibly is that the participation insupport programs during the following treatment can be helpful in long-termrecovery. The similarity between the twois that the most important thing is to consider the need for recovery and thepath is not usual and not too much lose along the way.
One important thing with the curve is thatthe chart helps people with addiction and allows them to understand dependencyand it points out the possible hopes of recovery. One major difference with these models isthat while physical cravings and mental obsessions and that the addictsessentially choose their substance of choice. This is one of the many reasonswhy relapse prevention revolves heavily around certain circumstances in makingthe right choices.