Tips for relapse prevention

It is essential to develop relapse prevention skills during recovery. These coping skills can be integral to preventing relapse and living your best life.

Some of the most common triggers of relapse include boredom, stress, financial difficulty, and relationship issues however, triggers are often unique to each individual. 

We’ve put together some tips for dealing with triggers as they arise and preventing relapse, below. Remember, if you need immediate support or advice, call us on 01642 351976.

  1. Self-care: getting enough sleep and eating a balanced diet for example.

  2. Mindfulness and meditation: becoming more self-aware and practicing relaxation can aid in how you cope with triggering situations.

  3. Understand your triggers: understanding can make them easier to recognise and cope with. 

  4. Join a support group: our virtual community timetable is a great way to engage with peers and the community during COVID-19 when some groups have been paused. 

  5. Grounded techniques: what can you see, hear, smell? 

The fear of relapse can be debilitating. If you need support, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Recovery Connections team. 

01642 351976