If you don’t handle your drug addiction properly, relapse can happen.
For those who struggle with drug addiction or alcohol addiction, relapse often becomes a fact of life. They rise up above the addiction only to be faced with the harsh reality of relapsing despite efforts to make positive change. Directors at many rehab centers report that it is not uncommon for them to admit patients who have already previously attended an inpatient drug rehab program but despite efforts to do well have failed and relapsed.
Relapse is affected by various different factors including the type of addiction, the severity of the addiction, and the time span between discharge and assessment. Additionally, the length of time that an addict is involved in drug rehab also plays a role in the likelihood of whether or not the individual will relapse.
Understanding that there are many different factors that can cause an individual to rise above addiction or to fall victim of drug addiction once again, many drug rehab centers now offer extended care options and treatment programs that last longer than the once traditional 30 days. In fact, most inpatient drug rehab centers now offer treatment programs that are at least 60 days and extend to 90 days and more. The increased length of treatment in a drug rehab center can make the difference between whether an addict later relapses or they stay sober for many years to come.
It is important to note that relapse is not an automatic sentence that commits an addict to a lifetime of drug abuse. Studies show that while only one third of addicts will recover from drug addiction without ever relapsing, the other two thirds still have a solid chance at a drug free life provided they have the commitment and willingness to continue working toward recovery.
Relapse is just another addition to the addiction equation. While research suggests that as many as 60% of all addicts will relapse at least once following a serious commitment to recovery, there is also research that suggests that 80% of those addicts who are particularly prone to relapse actually follow recovery guidelines and dedicate themselves to recovery but despite those efforts they continue to relapse multiple times before finally recovering and living without drugs and alcohol.
The bottom line – relapse is simply the rise and fall of drug addiction. 60% of all addicts that seek treatment for drug addiction will relapse at least once and many will find themselves victim of the rise and fall of drug addiction many times before finally recovering…but there is hope!
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