It's common to cycle back into old habits and behaviors; progress is not always linear. But it's essential to continuously apply the skills gained in Stage 1 treatment. Stage 2 will only be possible if destructive behaviors are under control.
It's during Stage 2 that experiences can be processed, and utilizing those foundational skills will be critical as we work through those events.
Keep yourself motivated by visualizing a life where you deeply understand your past and are closer to, and more accepting of, your true self.