roadmap for recovery

Information about roadmap for recovery

Published on December 29, 2007

Author: Cubemiddle

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Session 5: Roadmap for Recovery:  Session 5: Roadmap for Recovery Recovery Stages:  Recovery Stages Stage 1: Withdrawal Stage 2: Early Abstinence (“Honeymoon”) Stage 3: Protracted Abstinence (“the Wall”) Stage 4: Adjustment/Resolution Stage 1: Withdrawal:  Stage 1: Withdrawal Physical detoxification Cravings Depression/anxiety Low energy Irritability Exhaustion Insomnia Paranoia Memory problems Intense hunger Withdrawal Relapse Risk Factors :  Withdrawal Relapse Risk Factors Powerful cravings Paranoia Depression Disordered sleep patterns Unstructured time Proximity of triggers Fear of withdrawal symptoms Withdrawal Structure:  Withdrawal Structure Self-designed structure Helps eliminate avoidable triggers Makes the concept of “one day at a time” concrete Reduces anxiety Counters the drug-using lifestyle Provides a basic foundation for ongoing recovery Building Blocks of Structure:  Building Blocks of Structure Scheduling Pitfalls:  Scheduling Pitfalls Unrealistic schedules Unbalanced schedules Imposed schedules No support from significant others Holidays, illness, and other changes Stage 2: Early Abstinence :  Concern about weight gain Intense feelings Mood swings Other substance use Inability to prioritize Mild paranoia Stage 2: Early Abstinence Increased energy and optimism Overconfidence Difficulty concentrating Continued memory problems Early Abstinence Relapse Risk Factors:  Early Abstinence Relapse Risk Factors “Workaholism” Discontinuation of structure (including treatment) Overconfidence Secondary drug or alcohol use Inability to prioritize Resistance to behavior change Occasional paranoia Early Abstinence Triggers and Thought Stopping:  Early Abstinence Triggers and Thought Stopping Trigger Thought Thought stopping Continued thoughts Use Cravings Slide11:  Interruption Types of Triggers:  Types of Triggers Triggers can relate to People Places Things Times Emotional states Triggers People:  Triggers People Friends who use drugs/dealers Absence of significant other Voices of friends who use drugs/dealers Intimate partners People discussing drug use Triggers Places:  Triggers Places Drug dealer’s home Bars and clubs Drug use neighborhoods Work Some street corners Anyplace associated with use Triggers Things:  Triggers Things Drug paraphernalia Money/ATMs Movies/TV shows about drugs and alcohol Sexually explicit magazines/movies Certain music Secondary drug or alcohol use Triggers Times:  Triggers Times Idle time After work Holidays Birthdays/anniversaries Stressful times Paydays Friday/Saturday nights Triggers Emotional States:  Triggers Emotional States Anxiety Depression Boredom Fear Sexual arousal or deprivation Fatigue Anger Frustration Concern about weight gain Thought Stopping:  Thought Stopping Learn to recognize “using thoughts” Use visual imagery Snap a rubberband Relax Call someone Nontrigger Activities:  Nontrigger Activities Exercise 12-Step/mutual-help group meetings New recreation/hobby Faith-based or spiritual activities Eating/sleeping Non–drug-oriented movies Structured/monitored periods Stage 3: Protracted Abstinence :  Stage 3: Protracted Abstinence Continued lifestyle changes Anger and depression Isolation Family adjustment Return of cravings Return to old behaviors Positive benefits from abstinence Emotional swings Unclear thinking Protracted Abstinence Relapse Risk Factors:  Protracted Abstinence Relapse Risk Factors Increased emotionality Behavioral “drift” Decreased ability to feel pleasure Low energy/fatigue Secondary drug use Breakdown of structure Interpersonal conflict Loss of motivation Insomnia Paranoia Relapse justification Secondary Drugs and Alcohol:  Secondary Drugs and Alcohol Use of a secondary drug or alcohol may lead to relapse to stimulants through Cortical disinhibition Stimulant craving induction 12-Step philosophy conflict Abstinence violation effect Interference with new behaviors Protracted Abstinence Relapse Justification:  Protracted Abstinence Relapse Justification The addicted brain attempts to provide a seemingly rational reason (justification) for behavior that moves a person in recovery closer to a slip. Relapse Justification Other People Made Me Do It:  Relapse Justification Other People Made Me Do It My wife used so … I was doing fine until he brought home … I went to the beach with my sister and … My brother came over for dinner and brought some … I wanted to see my friend just once more, and he offered me some … Relapse Justification I Needed It for a Specific Purpose:  Relapse Justification I Needed It for a Specific Purpose I was getting fat again and needed to control my weight, so I … I couldn’t get the energy I needed without … I can’t have fun without … Life is too boring without … I can’t be comfortable in social situations or meet people without … Relapse Justification I Was Testing Myself:  Relapse Justification I Was Testing Myself I wanted to see whether it would “work better” now that I’ve been clean awhile. I wanted to see my friends again, and I’m stronger now. I needed a little money and thought I could sell a little without using. I wanted to see whether I could use just a little and no more. I wanted to see whether I could be around it and say no. I thought I could drink without using. Relapse Justification It Wasn’t My Fault:  Relapse Justification It Wasn’t My Fault It was right before my period, and I was depressed. I had an argument with my spouse. My parents were bugging me. My partner was intimate with another person. The weather was gloomy. I was only going to take a hit and … Relapse Justification It Was an Accident:  Relapse Justification It Was an Accident I was in a bar, and someone offered me some meth. I was at work, and someone offered … I found some in my car. I went to a movie about … A friend called to see how I was doing. We were talking and decided to get together. Relapse Justification I Felt Bad:  Relapse Justification I Felt Bad Life is so boring I may as well use. I was feeling depressed, so … My job wasn’t going well and I was frustrated, so … I was feeling sorry for myself, so I … Recovery is just too hard. Stage 4: Adjustment and Resolution :  Stage 4: Adjustment and Resolution Feelings of accomplishment Maintaining a balanced lifestyle Accepting that recovery is a life-long process Monitoring for relapse signs Addressing underlying issues that may surface or resurface Continued lifestyle/ relationship change Adjustment and Resolution Relapse Risk Factors :  Adjustment and Resolution Relapse Risk Factors Secondary drug or alcohol use Feeling “cured” and relaxing vigilance for relapse signs Relaxation of structure Losing recovery momentum/commitment Struggle with accepting addiction and recovery as a life-long process Reemergence of underlying emotional issues Adjustment and Resolution Balance:  Adjustment and Resolution Balance Work Recovery Activities Sleep Leisure Relationships

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