Brett Favre: Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery

June 2nd, 2018|

If you are a football fan, you are probably somewhat familiar with the story of NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre and how he battled an addiction to Vicodin in 1996. Today, it is the stuff of sports legend—how he overcame his issues, won both the Most Valuable Player award and The Game of Games, and went on to have one of the longest and most celebrated pro football careers in history. But as is usually the case with problematic substance abuse, there is much more to the story. In fact, Favre’s issues with

Powerful Tips for Avoiding Relapse

June 16th, 2017|

If you have recently started (or you are thinking about starting) recovery from addiction, you are understandably looking for the most powerful tips for avoiding relapse during this recovery process. The reality of addiction is that at least half of those who enter recovery will relapse at some point. This means that they will fall back into their old habits, whether that means heavy drinking or abusing drugs. While this relapse statistic may appear disheartening at first, it is important to understand that addiction is a very powerful disease. A fifty-percent relapse rate should actually

Why The First 90 Days Of Recovery Is So Vital To Long-Term Sobriety

June 12th, 2017|

The first 90 days of your recovery is unquestionably the most important part of your addiction recovery process. There just is no doubt. For starters, if your first 90 days of recovery don’t go well, you may not get to day 91. You’ll be too busy starting over again from day 1. Relapse is at its highest rate during the first three months of recovery. Everything will be at greatest risk, including your overall health. As a result, this is the time in your recovery when it is absolutely the most vital to take good

The Risk of Relapsing After Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Idaho

May 26th, 2016|

After you’ve been to alcohol and drug rehab in Idaho, relapsing is always a possibility. You can learn how to avoid it with this helpful information. The news is always so full of stories about celebrities who have relapsed after battling addictions to drugs and alcohol, and it’s actually been that way for decades. However, the risk of relapsing isn’t only present for those in the Hollywood limelight. It’s also a reality for everyday people just like you. No matter what stage of recovery you’re in, making sure you’re prepared to withstand temptation and avoid

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