Supportive Information on Addiction
Agape Detox is committed to providing a knowledge base for anyone to learn about addiction. Please feel free to explore each of our supportive material pages to become comfortable with terms used in addiction, its treatment, and recovery. These pages are also great for answering questions you may have but have been unsure where to get the answers from.
Planning an Intervention
Many people feel lost and helpless when faced with a loved one suffering from a substance or alcohol use disorder. Not knowing where to start or who to turn to for help can be troublesome. Learning how to plan and stage an effective intervention is no different. However, it is crucial for the addict to get the help they need.
An intervention is a thought-out meeting between the addict and their loved ones. Its purpose is to help the addict see they need help. Family and friends explain to the addict how their addiction has impacted their lives, and the people around them. The goal of an intervention is never to shame or blame someone. It is only to offer support in a loving, calm manner.
More information can be found on our Planning an Intervention page.
Support for Loved Ones
Loved ones of addicts deserve to have support during the journey of recovery, as well. There are many resources to help with supporting the family and friends of an addict. Some examples of those resources are Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, and NAMI, family meetings, and therapy. Getting support helps with understanding that you are not alone and that there is help for you, also.
Check out our Support for Loved One’s page for more detailed information.
Life After Treatment
Life after treatment is a time of transition. It is the time to form new habits, learn new skills, and become a healthier version of oneself. While in treatment, it is important to develop an aftercare plan that can help with the transition to life after treatment. This aftercare plan can include a list of relapse prevention tips, meeting schedules, and numbers of people to reach out to if help is needed. It can also include mindfulness activities like yoga, meditation, and Reiki.
Our Life After Treatment page offers many different resources and a wealth of information.
Relapse triggers are specific things that may elicit a strong desire for someone to want to use again. There are several triggers that could initiate a relapse, but they are broken down into just two categories. Internal triggers are thoughts, and emotions, both positive and negative. External triggers are usually talked about in recovery as people, places, and things.
To explore more specifics on relapse triggers, please check out our Relapse Triggers page.
Preventing a relapse starts with a powerful aftercare plan. This plan should include prevention tools and strategies that could make the difference between walking a long-term recovery journey or a potential step off the path, known as a relapse.
Relapsing is when a recovering addict uses a substance again after a period of sobriety. When you’re attempting to heal, relapse is always just a misstep away. It’s said that 40 to 60 percent of those who suffer from a substance or alcohol use disorder will relapse at some point in their recovery journey.
For more information on preventing relapse, visit our Preventing a Relapse page.