How Incremental Changes and Tweaks are Necessary to Find Lasting Transformation (and build Resilience)
Reprinted with permission from RehabCenter.net.
Relapse Prevention Plan
Setbacks are normal in recovery, but understanding and recognizing the warning signs of relapse can help you avoid them or know when it’s time to seek help.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a disease of the brain that involves an overpowering compulsion to drink alcohol or use drugs. Addiction affects much more than just the physical body; it also alters the neurotransmitters in the brain which affect behavior, emotions, and thinking processes. The connections between the physical body and mind are the reasons why so many people tend to live in and out of drug use.
Whether someone suffering from addiction attempts to reduce or stop drug or alcohol use on their own or within a rehab program, relapse is the roadblock to true and lasting success at abstinence. It is often what keeps those suffering from addiction from progressing in their struggle to build a higher quality of life. However it IS possible to get over a relapse. It is possible to recover from addiction and achieve long-term abstinence through various treatments, therapies, and support outlined in this guide.