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1.

Prevent exposure to triggers. Stay away from people, places, and activities that you associate with crystal use or high­risk sex.

2.

Stop the thoughts that may lead to relapse. There are many techniques that can be used to do this. Some examples of thought­stopping techniques are:

Use

Snapping ­ Wear a rubber band loosely on your wrist and every time you become aware of a triggering thought, snap the band and say "NO!" to the thought.

Cravings

Relaxation ­ Take three slow, deep breaths and

As we discussed earlier:

Remember: Trigger

Thoughts

and

well­being

of

feelings

concentrate relaxation.

on

Visualization ­ Imagine an on/of switch in your head that you can turn of to stop the triggering thoughts.

These techniques can be very effective in preventing relapse. It helps to have different pictures or thoughts ready to replace the triggering thoughts. Try these techniques out and use those that work best for you.

3.

Schedule your time. Put structure into your day and fill blocks of free time with activities such as spending time with "non­risky" friends, exercising, or doing volunteer work.

Session 17: Preventing Relapse

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