Relapse

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Denial and Blame Shifting After a Relapse

It's never easy when someone relapses from addiction recovery. Not just for the addict who veered off their path, but for the loved ones of the addict, too. When a relapse happens, it’s important to remember that a relapse is just a bump in the road, not a complete...
man sitting on a bench by a lake thinking after a relapse in addiction recovery

What Does it Mean to Relapse in Addiction Recovery?

Alcohol and drug addiction is a growing problem in the US and every day it affects millions of lives, both those that require addiction treatment as well as those who care about them. Struggling with an addiction is something that creates a considerable feeling of...
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Understanding What Relapse Triggers Are

What Does it Mean to Relapse from Addiction Recovery? A relapse in addiction recovery is when someone who has achieved short-term or long-term recovery starts abusing drugs and/or alcohol again. Relapsing could mean using the same substance, or different substances...
Understanding What Relapse Triggers Are

Understanding What Relapse Triggers Are

What Does it Mean to Relapse from Addiction Recovery? A relapse in addiction recovery is when someone who has achieved short-term or long-term recovery starts abusing drugs and/or alcohol again. Relapsing could mean using the same substance, or different substances...

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The 3 Stages of a Relapse

The 3 Stages of a Relapse

Understanding Relapse Relapse from addiction recovery may seem like it’s the end of the recovery journey, when in fact, 40-60% of people in recovery will relapse at some point. Because alcohol and drug addiction are chronic diseases, relapse is always a risk.  Stages...

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