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  People in Recovery > Preventing relapse    
     
  Preventing relapse    
       
 

“Relapse started for me when Jane my sister gave me a funny “Oh God, not again!’ look. That was two weeks before I actually picked up a drink. I learnt that relapse often occurs after an emotional disturbance of some sort or other. The first signs are when I feel Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired (HELP).” Simon.

Simon learnt some relapse prevention strategies that helped him cope with emotional disturbances, such as phoning his sponsor, going to meetings, sharing his hurt feelings with another PIR, etc. In a role modelling workshop, Simon even rehearsed what he would say to his sister if a similar episode were to happen again.

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Physical and Psychological aspects of addiction
Addictions, how ton recognise signs, and prevent relapse
Audio recording of Ph.D. Dr. Tom Butcher on how our mind is fooled into relapsing and how to prevent it.

 

 

 

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