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Handling a Self-Harm, Self-Injury Relapse

Handling a Self-Harm, Self-Injury Relapse

Handling a self-harm, self-injury relapse can seem impossible after you’ve done all the work to go into recovery. After all, recovering from self-harm is a long and harrowing process, but it is possible to go into full recovery and when you do, it is one of the best feelings you can experience. Struggling so long with the issues, reasons, and various feelings and emotions that lead to self-injurious behavior can leave us downtrodden and ready to give up. Not giving up gives us a sense of purpose and drive. We are trying to accomplish the major goal of overcoming an addiction. But with all addictions, there is the possibility of relapse. How do you handle a self-harm, self-injury relapse?

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Self-Harm Flashbacks and the Fear of Falling Back to Self-Injury

Self-Harm Flashbacks and the Fear of Falling Back to Self-Injury

Flashbacks can cause thoughts of self-harm and you could fall back into self-injury. Read about how to deal with self-harm flashbacks to avoid old behaviors.

When you are filled with intense emotion, your brain tends to think in ways your body is not used to. You start to see your surroundings through a foggy lens and your thoughts are not the clearest to decipher. You may think back to a time when you felt similar emotions and that self-harm flashback could cause you to fall back into self-injury.

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