After a person has used drugs or alcohol for an extended period, their body will become reliant on the feelings that the substance creates. The release of dopamine or serotonin in the body from these substances creates a “high” or euphoric feeling that often makes it hard for the person to stop using the substance. However, after a person has stopped using drugs for some time and has gone through recovery or rehab, they might still be at risk of relapsing.
This stage is often the first sign of unconscious relapse. People generally don’t think about using substances again, but their situation or current behavior might start putting them more at risk of relapse. These signs can include isolation, poor self-care, anxiety, or low social support.
While the individual factors vary from person to person, these may include:
Soledad House is a women’s only clinic that can help you cultivate and keep healthy relapse prevention coping skills and strategies. We offer individual therapy, group therapy, yoga therapy, and relapse prevention education that can assist you with staying sober from substances.
We will be with you every step, and our biggest goal is to help you create lasting change in your life. Reach out today to begin or continue healing.