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date: 16 July 2019

It is important to know when to seek help again in the future. Sometimes coming back into the office for a few sessions can help keep you on the right track and avoid relapse. How will you know when you need to seek help? Below is a list of signs to look out for. Check all that apply to you:

  • Having increased thoughts about using or more cravings to use

  • Arguing with friends, coworkers, or family

  • Isolating and not wanting to be around people

  • PTSD symptoms getting worse

  • Feeling restless and agitated

  • Sleeping too much or not enough

  • Eating too much or not enough

  • Increased feelings of depression or sadness

  • Skipping meetings or appointments

  • Not wanting to deal with day-to-day things (opening mail, paying bills, etc.)

  • Putting deadlines off

  • Putting off housework/other responsibilities

  • Feeling overconfident and wanting to “test” myself

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