For someone leaving any type of treatment or self-detox, sobriety is a constant and conscious decision. The tools received in treatment that must be practiced daily and for the person who self-detox, those tools are very few.
People in recovery have to be aware of triggers related to common events, such as what to do when there is social event where alcohol will be served. Or a party that was supposed to be drug free, but wasn’t. Then there are emotional triggers, such as getting in a fight with parents or significant other, feeling sad, frustrated, anxious, or angry.
These are all life things that happen, but the problem is that when you are in treatment, coping is easy. Most people have been using for 2-30+ years and developed certain coping habits of turning to drugs and alcohol when stressors happen, big or small.
Of course, it isn’t just dramatic events that can trigger the urge to use, here are some other common triggers:
- Physical discomfort
- Running into someone you used with
Sometimes, cravings will appear out of the blue, or even after you have received good news. Cravings are more common in early recovery, although you may have them periodically even after many years sober.
How Can Sober Coaching Help?
Sober coaching is for those times when everything you have learned in treatment flies out the window and you feel like you are barely holding on, or your you are having trouble after your self-detox.
As your Sober coach I will help provide simple, effective solutions for everyday problems that might trigger you to relapse. All too often it is often the simple things that people in recovery struggle with. At one point, turning to drugs and alcohol was a way of life, whether it was yesterday or 10 years ago and living a sober life, can be challenging. There are so many barriers that can wipe out all of your hard work. Sober coaching can offer coping strategies, relapse prevention plans, support, and encouragement.
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