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What Does Relapse Mean For A Recovering Addict?

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If you, a loved one, or someone you know is a recovering addict, chances are relapse is on your mind and something you want to avoid. If you’re unfamiliar with relapse or unsure of how it happens, this article will help. What Is Relapse? Relapse is when someone abstaining from alcohol or drugs takes them […]

Top 11 Most Common Causes of Relapse

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If you or a loved one has completed alcohol and drug detox, intensive treatment, and are in recovery, you may believe that relapsing is impossible. Although everyone’s situation is different, there remain many reasons and causes of relapse. Sadly, numerous people relapse after attending treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. Studies demonstrate that 40-60% of […]

Dealing with Depression in Addiction Recovery

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With October being National Depression Education and Awareness Month, it is important to understand depression can occur to anyone at any time. Depressive symptoms can occur, which leads a person to addiction. Conversely, addiction can lead to depression. No matter how your depression started, it is essential to know how to manage your depression in […]

How to Write a Relapse Prevention Plan

Relapse Prevention Plan

Part of addiction recovery is developing effective coping skills, mechanisms, and strategies to help when you experience cravings and triggers that could result in a relapse. These techniques are usually developed during rehab treatment. Initially, you will identify various situations and circumstances that could trigger a relapse, such as being around people who drink or […]

How to Administer Narcan

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Narcan is an FDA-approved medication used to assist someone who has overdosed on opioids. A brand name for the medication Naloxone, it is administered via a nasal spray. Narcan requires a prescription to purchase. Learning how to administer Narcan can save lives.   The Narcan website states that its nasal spray should be “used for […]

Relapse Prevention: At Home Drug Testing After Detox

Relapse Prevention

The decision to detox from drugs or alcohol is a courageous step in the right direction. However, completing detox is not the conclusion of the process – it is only the beginning. The real challenge is staying clean. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) states that addiction is a “relapsing brain disease”. Relapse prevention […]

What to Do if You Relapse

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By Jose Hernandez You may have completed a treatment program, finished detox or even have some time in recovery under your belt. You possibly even had a relapse prevention plan in place. However life-long sobriety from alcoholism and addiction is contingent on the daily maintenance of your disease. It’s easy to get caught up in […]