What are some useful relapse prevention skills?


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Some useful relapse prevention skills including maintaining a strong support group, staying active with hobbies, journaling and understanding triggers, according to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and The Recovery Place. A strong support group can be maintained through family and friends or through support groups where people with similar disorders come together to share their experiences.

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Understanding triggers is also important in preventing a relapse, because when a person understands what his or her triggers are then it is easier to avoid the triggers, notes the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. For example, if someone knows that attending a function with an open bar will be too triggering, then the event can be missed or can be attended with a supportive friend.

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