Monthly Archives: December 2014

Understanding Relapse: Why It Happens, How You Can Prevent It

December 23rd, 2014|

Understanding Relapse: Why It Happens, How You Can Prevent It Every addict has to worry about the dreaded R word – relapse. Addiction is a disease, and just like any other disease, your symptoms will return if you don't take care of yourself and stick with a long-term sobriety plan. Research suggests that relapse rates for addiction are similar to the relapse rates associated with other medical conditions. For example, addicts relapse at a rate of 40% to 60%, while recovering diabetics have a relapse rate of 30% to 50%, and both hypertension and asthma