Addiction treatment is one of the hardest and most rewarding avenues someone with a substance abuse problem can take. As with most journeys in life, addiction treatment and recovery can come with setbacks. Without the right support system in place, those setbacks can lead to a drug relapse. But what do you do if a drug relapse occurs?
Drug Relapse Vs. Slip
It’s important for anyone in recovery to know the difference between a slip and relapse and to know what to do if relapse occurs. When someone suffering from substance abuse and/or drug addiction experiences a slip, it typically occurs one time, either against their knowledge or in an extreme moment of weakness. When the slip is realized there is a sense of remorse and a renewed dedication to sobriety.
Relapse is not merely a one-time event, but is instead, continued use and a complete abandonment of the rehabilitation principles and sobriety. …