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How to Avoid Relapse

Addiction is a common occurrence in the United States, as more than 23 million Americans were addicted to drugs or alcohol in 2010, as noted by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids….

Addiction Treatment: Relapse Prevention

Addiction treatment centers and alcohol rehabs are most successful when they focus on the issues that cause recovering addicts and alcoholics to relapse. However, many treatment centers focus on the…

Avoiding Sex-Related Relapse after Florida Drug Treatment

Drugs and sex both have enormous effects on the brains’ production of dopamine, serotonin, and other feel-good hormones. However, most drugs produce far greater sensations than people can achieve through sex or other pleasurable activities. This is part of the reason why people become addicted, but it also explains why sex can lead to relapse. People who struggle with drug cravings may use sex in an addictive way to try to replicate the feelings they used to get from drugs. When they are ultimately unable to achieve the same sensations, they return to substance abuse to get the releases they so desperately crave. As with all other activities, rehab patients need to guard against inherently addictive behaviors in their sex lives.

10 Little Resolutions to Help Prevent Relapse in 2013

Relapse prevention doesn’t have to be complicated; in fact, the more complicated relapse prevention efforts are, the more likely it is that something could go wrong. Most people in recovery…

7 Habits of an Addict about to Relapse

Many addicts in recovery that are nearing a relapse episode exhibit predictable and identifiable habits and behaviors before the actual relapse occurs. Recognition of these habits is critical in order…

Is Relapse Normal?

For people who become addicted to drugs or alcohol, relapse is extremely common after getting clean. If you or someone you love has experienced addiction, then you know all too…

Relapse During Inpatient Drug Rehab

Relapse from drugs or alcohol can happen to any addict at any time – even if they are diligently working a daily recovery plan as part of an inpatient drug…

Drug Rehab after Relapse

Clinical drug rehab is just as important for relapsed addicts as it is for people seeking addiction treatment for the first time. When people slip back into active use after…

The Progressive Worsening of Relapse and Detox

Relapse is a common part of the path to lifelong recovery from substance abuse, addiction and alcoholism. In fact, relapse is so common that very few people get clean and…

Denial and its Effects on Addiction, Alcoholism and Relapse

Denial is the primary mechanism by which drug addiction, alcoholism and relapse are maintained, prolonged and worsened. In fact, some have questioned whether outright addiction could exist at all if…

Recovering from Addiction: Warning Signs of Relapse

Experts in the fields of addiction and alcoholism have estimated that as many as 90% of all people who become addicted to a substance and then abstain will subsequently relapse…