Backlash is a symptom of addiction. Backlash is the symptom of many, if not the most, chronic diseases. Addiction should be treated as a chronic disease as it is and relapses should be treated as symptoms of addiction. Retaliation is not a character flaw or moral failure. When you think of addiction as a chronic illness, you must consider treatment and recovery from the same worldview.
In some other diseases, when someone returns, sufferers or patients do not usually just get up, go to hide somewhere and die. They return to a doctor for a change of medication or for further instructions on what to do next. They can increase, modify, or revise the treatment schedule.
With other chronic diseases, family members do not only give up on the patient either. In the treatment of other chronic diseases, backlash is a warning and wake up to help the patient take action to recover from recovery.
For people recovering from drugs, returning properly means returning to a meeting, being able to return to any treatment and renewing focus on honesty, open mindedness and willingness to do all that is needed to recover. It means evaluating your effectiveness efforts for relapse and realizing what your efforts should be at this point of recovery. It usually happened to look what was and was not working. Much of the time the recovery was in the return process ever before he or she actually used the material.
As you remember, the relapse brings back to old thoughts, old feelings, and old behaviors. Sometimes when people came back, they either dropped or stopped quitting meetings by prayer and meditation, consulting and using software solutions on daily amounts and days of life. They may have taken care of themselves. They probably began to entertain refugee education, where permission to restore (though unconsciously) is granted to themselves. Before the substance is consumed, the recovery person usually has stopped doing much of what he was doing, which enabled him to achieve the soreness in the first place. Many people stop doing a lot of behaviors that improve their health and well-being as they feel better, only to detect their symptoms coming back soon. Alcoholics / addicts in recovery are no different at these levels.
Those who have recurrence can use their relapse to strengthen their recovery. They can revise their efforts back and make plans to increase these efforts to the appropriate level. "The main measures do not make use of us." (AA Big Book, p).
To evaluate your efforts before relegation occurs, ask yourself these questions about positive actions and these questions about reversal behavior.
Positive recovery actions
How many meetings did you attend weekly?
How many meetings were you talking to?
How many bids did you take from others in the program to join them?
Did you use daily prayer and meditation time?
Were you a supporter? Have you called him / her?
Go to a meeting early and be late to help set up or make coffee or help clean up?
Do you daily take the tenth step by the end of the day, evaluate what you did well that day and your area needs improvement?
Did you think you're not a "real" alcoholic / addict?
Have you read brochures literature daily?
Did you use a daily structure to assist you? Did you take a lot of time with a recovery or have a lot of premature free time?
Define the regression behavior that you were participating in before you actually realized the subject.
__ Refuse what you know to be true about drugs. See what does not refer to you.
__ Thinking about this time, you would have control over your consumption / drugging.
__ Do not accept cross-addiction.
__ Is insufficient to be honest with others about your thoughts and feelings about recovery, usage and how you fit.
__ Do not handle your load appropriately.
__ Do not control your emotions appropriately.
__ Lack of mental recovery plan.
__ Negative, hostile, worldview.
__ Immature wish "just be happy".
__ Do you want to be "normal".
__ Feels stuck and not asking for help.
__ Not to mention the calls you might have experienced.
__ Do not give others permission to tell you that you have returned to old thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Instead, you become mad or defenseless.
Identify what happened to your recovery that contributed to your backlash. Take immediate action to remedy these situations. Return to meeting. Tell the group you died again. Tell your important important people and ask them to tell you when they see an old relapse. Do not entertain the announcement that you can be out there just a little longer. Many people die before they do it again.