People often find ways to recover in the midst of a crisis. Anyone who is at a crossroads, may have been arrested for DUI, may have been fired or may have received a terrible report from your doctor. He may have heard an emergency request from his spouse – "Get help or we understand divorce." Or the alcoholic / addict can actually see obviously and can really see that he has no problems and that assistance and absence are called. The alcohol / addict feet scared. He is ashamed. He is angry with others or himself to be in this position in the first place.
Fear, constraint or crisis helps him find his way to recovery. Fear is a pretty good short-term motivation, but not so good in the long run. When fear ceases and the crisis is over, it's very easy to lose motivation and momentum. At the place where the cycle of addiction is interrupted by not taking the next drink, dose or joint, there is a lot of excitement, anxiety and thinking while in progress. Detox or withdrawal may occur, as physical and / or emotional symptoms are very conscious with experience.
When you feel better physically and emotionally after detoxification, it's easy to lose your momentum. Your focus on recovery can resolve. Some of the problems that once prompted your recovery could be resolved now. Because you have stopped drinking or using, your spouse and children are again talking to you and are forgiving you. You could even get back confidence. Everything seems to be going well.
Under these circumstances, it's easy for you to take your eyes at the target and lose focus on recovery. Inappropriate, you can believe that your absence is not so fragile now. Feel better, you might think it's "whipped".
If you do not focus on continued absence and recovery, your behavior may begin to flow away from newly created behavioral changes that you have made. You run the risk of returning to old thinking, old feelings and then very old behavior. The reason for this would happen is that you are not conscious to take action to continue recovery. This way involves many changes in your behavior and in your lifestyle. Without taking a conscious choice in relation to how each decision affects your new recovery life or your old life addiction, you unconsciously choose your old life. Choosing a recovery is not like a jump starting your damaged car battery since once you start it, it loads itself like running it. You must continue to work a recovery plan. Without doing so, your efforts will be short-lived.
You will stop consulting. You must stop going to a meeting. You have stopped calling your recovery service. Your protection will return and you can exempt from feedback from important people who tell you that you are working as you used before you recover.
You will not be able to see you're on your way back. You will not be able to understand why they are worried. You will not be able to detect behavioral changes that scare them because you will be denied again. Being around the old drinking / using the environment and friends, do not scare you. You can not understand why it would scare your important others. After all, you told them you are not going back. You have learned your lesson. What do you want more?
After some time you will start thinking that you have drunk or used under control now. When you think of addiction as part of the past, you're under control, you'll start to entertain the announcement that you can now drink or use without negative consequences. If any of this sounds like recent experience, you are in a lot of trouble. You are in the restoration process and without doing anything now, you must fall back – and soon.