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Never Saw It Coming: Top 7 Relapse Triggers to Avoid in Recovery

If you have spent any time in treatment and addiction recovery, you have heard a lot about the big, obvious triggers for relapse. Spending time with old friends who are…

Should You Handle a Freelapse the Same as a Relapse? 

Medical science is changing the concept of addiction. Now, most addiction and medical professionals agree that addiction is not a failure of willpower, but a chronic illness that is a complicated…

8 Ways to Avoid Relapse during the Holiday Season

Are you feeling stressed out this holiday season? Are you worried that dealing with family, managing a hectic schedule, or having nowhere to go may ultimately be a trigger for…

What to Do if You, or a Loved One, Relapse during Addiction Recovery?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that relapse rates for addiction are between 40 percent and 60 percent. This is very similar to relapse rates for other chronic…

I Relapsed! Now What Do I Do?

Drug addiction is a chronic brain disease, one that is often characterized by relapse. Though relapse is not always part of recovery, when it does happen, it does not signify…

The Triggers of Relapse and How You Can Prevent Them

Like many mental health disorders, substance abuse is a chronic condition in which relapse is common. Per the National Institute on Drug Abuse, relapse rates for substance abuse are similar to…

Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Avoiding Relapse in Recovery

Avoiding relapse in recovery is all about staying healthy, actively engaged with treatment, recognizing when it’s time to step things up or change things up, and getting some help staying…

Top 5 Triggers for Relapse and How to Manage Them Without Drinking

Relapse doesn’t come out of nowhere. Though it may initially feel that way, upon reflection, most people can identify the trajectory of events and/or emotions that may have contributed to…