Self-help Program

Self-help Program

I can do it

Now you have come to the second last section of this self-help program and we sincerely appreciate your effort to get to this stage. It is understandable that maintaining a new lifestyle and habits without addiction is always not easy because stress or high-risk situation in everyday life would increase the risk of relapse.

In this session we will focus on different coping strategies to deal with high risk situations that may trigger a relapse to your addiction. Early identification of high risk situations, including time, venues, occasions, surrounding people, corresponding thoughts and emotions, enable you to prepare coping strategies that will prevent you from relapse.

In the attached worksheet “High Risk Situations”, please list all the possible high risk situations that you may encounter. For each high risk situation, please work out a corresponding coping strategy.

A coping strategy should be an action that can be adopted within 30 minutes when you encounter a high risk situation or experience an urge to go back to your addictive behavior.

The action should be practical and achievable such as calling somebody, cooking something that you like to eat, turning on your favorable music, developing a self-reminder card and putting it in your wallet, etc.

If you are not sure which strategies will work, you may discuss with your family and friends, or seek help at ICAPT hotline 2827 1000, or contact our online counselors (live chat).