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How To Endure the Relapse of Someone Close to You

Understanding how to view a loved one’s relapse can help you remain supportive during this time of need Relapse can happen to anyone in recovery; in fact, nearly 40-60% of recovering addicts experience it at some point. For many people, it is simply part of the journey, neither a failure nor a sign that professional treatment did not work. Indeed, many experts believe relapse is a stage in the addiction cycle,...

Dangers of Relapsing on Prescription Drugs

Relapse is a major set back in the treatment and recovery process for many recovering addicts. While most users know they can relapse, when it happens it can be earth shattering and can completely change the course of recovery. For those who have abused prescription drugs in the past, the repercussions of relapse can cause a number of health and psychological risks. Therefore, seek help to ensure your continued...

Staying Sober while Traveling

Addicts have become dependent on drugs to relieve emotional pain, stress, and boredom, and often use drugs to cope with new, unfamiliar, stressful, or intimidating situations. Traveling Can Threaten Recovery For these reasons and more, traveling can be a daunting prospect for a recovering addict, especially one who is new to recovery and has not yet traveled as a sober person. If he has traveled in the past while...

Five Potential Prescription Drug Relapse Triggers

You need to know what relapse and addiction are and what signs suggest you are at risk. A relapse occurs when an addict returns to using any substance. Be honest with yourself and reach out for help if you notice any of the following signs of potential relapse: Isolation Ignoring your thoughts and feelings Doubting your ability to stay abstinent Avoiding reaching out for help from counseling or support...

Preventing Rx Drug Addiction Relapse

Prescription drug addiction is a complicated disease with many layers and a high risk of relapse. There are physical and psychological battles that must be understood and won in order to find a life free of these life-controlling substances. Long-term recovery is possible with the right help. The Different Sides of Prescription Drug Addiction The most commonly abused prescription medications are pain-managing...