Relapse is one of the most tragic, and frustratingly common aspects of the addiction recovery process. For the vast majority of those trying to quit drinking or using drugs, the question is not if they will relapse, but when – and how will they respond. And as heartbreaking as it is to...
According to their website the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) seeks “to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range...
Throughout addiction treatment, recovering addicts are likely to learn that relapse is part of the process of getting sober. Not everyone who recovers from substance abuse will relapse, but many will. To help navigate this potential setback, most recovering users stay busy and continue...
Changes brought by a new job might bring excitement or worry, but the transition also means new challenges for an individual in recovery. Factors That Lead to Relapse Several situations can contribute to relapse, including difficulty resisting peer pressure to use drugs or alcohol as well...
Avoiding relapse and maintaining sobriety is a considerably challenging part of addiction recovery. After all, as difficult as it is to go through detox, this process is usually conducted in the secure, supportive environment of rehab, in which it is impossible to obtain or use drugs....
There is a close, and often tragic, relationship between overdose and relapse. Many celebrity overdoses following rehab have been covered by the media. What is it about the recovery process and relapse that increases the chances of overdose? What Is an Overdose? Technically speaking, an...