If there is not a relapse prevention plan in place, complete relapse is almost inevitable at this point. The person knows that they are spiraling out of control; however, they are completely powerless to do anything to stop it.
Once they begin using again, they have experienced complete relapse, and they are back where they started, meaning that all of the hard work that they invested in their recovery will have been wasted. It is important to understand how valuable a chance at sobriety is, because there are many who never see a second chance at recovery, making a good relapse prevention plan that much more valuable. Relapse prevention is so vital to the process of recovery, yet so many neglect it.
It is important to understand how relapses work — they aren’t overnight occurrences. Instead, they follow a predictable path over a course of weeks. Friends and family who are alert to the way in which relapses develop can catch the process midway and help bring the patient to a relapse prevention program. Here are three steps that every relapse passes through.
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