Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Teens in Early Recovery: Ten Common Triggers for Relapse | CRC Health Group

Triggers are a thing, you as a parent can look out for. What will trigger your child to "slip" and start using drugs? You can read about it here--some common points professionals teach parents. Then read below..
Teens in Early Recovery: Ten Common Triggers for Relapse | CRC Health Group: "Studies suggest that between 50 percent and 90 percent of addicts relapse at least once in the first four years of sobriety, and most relapse many times. Triggers for relapse can be as mundane as hearing a certain song on the radio or as significant as hanging out with friends from the old drug crowd.
Although relapse is considered normal and predictable, knowing the common triggers for relapse and having an action plan can help teens and their families guard against any slip-ups. Here are a few common relapse triggers to watch out for:"
OK, you read about the triggers. So what do you do? Do you become responsible to help prevent it? do you call their sponsor? Their counselor? Do you make them sign a contract? Or put them back in treatment? You son or daughter is showing signs of relapsing and you panic.

I want you to think about the word "responsible." who is responsible should your child drink and drug again? If you see it coming, is it you? What does "response" "able" mean?

It means that the only one who can do anything about this "slip" is the one able to respond.

That is not you. Think about it.

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