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The tendency to only remember the good things about drug use and forget the bad things is called “euphoric recall.

This can be a warning sign of an upcoming relapse to crystal use, or high­ risk sex. After all, if your memory has you believing that using is not so bad, there may be no reason NOT to use. So remember to stop those thoughts as soon as they occur. Remember: relapse is not automatic!! If you choose to continue having these thoughts, you are choosing to risk

relapse. When you find remembering the positives steering dangerously close automaticÍž you have control. are choosing to relapse.

yourself engaged in "euphoric recall," only of your crystal use experiences, you are to a relapse. Remember that relapse is not If you choose to continue these thoughts, you

The picture below explains how the process works:

ENTER Trigger

EXIT

Thought Stop

Crystal Use

and/or High­Risk Sex

Negative Thoughts About:

Self ­­

Out­of­control sexuality Failed sobriety

Euphoric Recall of Drug Use and/or

Future ­­ Can never control sexuality Can never stay drug­free

High­Risk Sex

Others ­ Others always use me I ve let others down

EXIT Thought Stop/Use Coping Strategy

Negative Feelings Boredom Depression Shame Disgust Excitement

ENTER

Trigger/Thought/ Craving

EXIT Exhaustion

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Session 14: Drugs, Sex, and Euphoric Recall

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