Relapse Prevention: Know the Triggers & Warning Signs

Updated: Mar 3, 2019


Relapse doesn't just happen. There are signs that someone is about to relapse. This video will explain to you exactly what to look for and what to do if you see signs of relapse in yourself or a loved one.


Learn how to spot a relapse before it happens:

This is perfect for people in early recovery, parents of addicts, or spouses of individuals struggling with substance use disorders.


If you want to stay clean after rehab, it's important to understand what causes relapse and how to spot a relapse before it happens. These are essential skills for maintaining long term sobriety.


What to look for:


Physical Signs:

  • hanging out with people from drug use days

  • changes in personal hygiene

  • sleep or appetite changes

  • changes in routine

  • irresponsible behaviors (skipping school, work or appointments)


Emotional/Mental Signs:

  • overconfident attitude

  • self-pitying

  • dishonesty

  • stress

  • anger

  • fear

  • frustration

  • guilt

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • loneliness

If a relapse does happen, it is not the end of the world. If it happens, it is important that you get back up, dust yourself off and get back on the path to recovery.


Hope for Families Recovery Center offers comprehensive treatment for people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Contact us to learn more about our programs and how we can help you or your loved one start the journey toward recovery.


Amber Hollingsworth,

Hope for Families Recovery Center

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