a woman wondering what is chronic relapse

What is Chronic Relapse?

During recovery from addiction, relapse is always a risk. Relapse happens after you begin using and abusing drugs or alcohol after you have achieved short-term or long-term sobriety. Chronic relapse is also a potential complication during recovery. However, what is a chronic relapse? During recovery, nearly half of people experience a relapse. Relapses can vary…

Relapse Prevention Techniques for Substance Abuse

Relapse Prevention Techniques for Substance Abuse

When it comes to addiction treatment, you get support from doctors, therapists, peers in recovery, and your loved ones. But staying clean takes ongoing work, focus, and support. In rehab, you learn how to remain free of drugs and alcohol using relapse prevention techniques for substance abuse. What do those techniques include, and will mindfulness-based…

Celebrating a Sober Halloween

Celebrating a Sober Halloween

Halloween usually invokes scary thoughts of demons, goblins, and haunted houses. However, a recovering alcoholic’s biggest fear might be a relapse. After all, October 31st is often celebrated under the influence at wild costume parties. Nonetheless, getting sober doesn’t have to cancel the Halloween fun. There’re plenty of ways to have a blast without booze,…

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Five Common Addiction Triggers

During recovery, triggers can cause relapses. Common addiction triggers are environments, situations, emotions, and people that can cause you to experience cravings and potentially relapse. Whether you receive treatment at an outpatient or inpatient treatment center, common addiction triggers still put you at risk for relapsing following discharge. Everyone has unique triggers, but common addiction triggers…

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What It’s Like to Be Clean and Sober

Living with a drug or alcohol addiction can make you feel utterly hopeless, as though there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. You may even think that living this way is your fate, but that doesn’t have to be the case. You can live clean and sober, allowing you to be the person…