When a person is in recovery it is important to avoid high-risk situations because a person in recovery is very sensitive to all emotions and triggers. It takes a lot of time for a person to learn how to deal with these situations so it’s easier, especially in the early stages of recovery, for a person to avoid these situations altogether. Addicts must learn coping strategies with are often rehearsed and is a learned behavior. When an addict is in a high-risk situation strong emotions play out and it is extremely difficult to overcome the urges and cravings.
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