Relapse Tag

How to Support a Loved One Who Has Relapsed

Addiction is a chronic disease, which means relapse is common. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 40 and 60 percent of people relapse within a year of receiving treatment. The relapse rate for addiction is comparable to other chronic diseases such as...

How to Stop Repeating Mistakes in Addiction Recovery

For some people, recovering from a substance use disorder is pretty straightforward. They ask for help, they get sober, and they stay sober, perhaps with a few ups and downs. However, many people take a more circuitous path to sobriety. They may go through treatment...

What Do You Do After a Relapse?

Relapse is common for people recovering from substance use disorders. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, between 40 and 60 percent of people will relapse within a year of getting treatment for addiction. Relapse is difficult to deal with. You may feel shame,...

How to Spot a Relapse Before it Happens

Relapse is common in addiction recovery. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, between 40 and 60 percent of people who are treated for addiction will relapse within a year. A relapse has serious consequences. Most overdoses happen after a period of sobriety...