Find Local Treatment Options
Call 800-481-6320 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.Who Answers?

Relapse – The Rise and Fall of Drug Addiction

If you don't handle your drug addiction properly, relapse can happen.

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!

More Rehab Centers Resources

A Look at All of the Different Types of Rehab Centers

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, no one type of rehab that works for every person. There is also more than one type of treatment center. The type of treatment center you choose depends on your addiction and your preferences. When you are considering addiction treatment, it is important to look at all….

Continue reading

How You Can Beat Opiate Addiction with Inpatient Rehab

The common response to people with an addiction is “Seek treatment.” And that isn’t incorrect. Addicts deserve personalized care from experts to help them through a very difficult transition. But, what the blanket push to treatment fails to do is to explain how treatment works and what it can offer the addict. There needs to….

Continue reading

How Art Therapy Benefits Rehab Patients

Art therapy, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is a nontraditional type of therapeutic modality that is considered to be “not only compatible with but also essential to the success of treatment” for many individuals in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction. Art therapy can be extremely beneficial to rehab patients in many….

Continue reading

New Laws in Florida Fight Opioid Addiction

Governor Rick Scott signed a new bill into law on Monday, March 19, 2018 that is meant to aid the fight against opioid addiction. Among the changes, the new law will make in the Sunshine State are a $65 million allocation in state funds to fighting the opioid epidemic and a restriction on opioid prescriptions….

Continue reading

How To Stay Sober During Holiday Celebrations

Defined by the NIDA, addiction is a chronic compulsive condition that is highly prone to relapse. It can be difficult for a recovering addict to stay sober during the holiday season, where most celebrations include alcohol and other indulgences that can trigger a relapse. If you or a loved one has relapsed and has an….

Continue reading

Addressing Differences in Drug Rehab for Women

Drug rehab centers take a different approach when treating woman.

Women respond differently to treatment than men do and this is why some rehab centers are not co-ed. Differences in men and women, differences in the way that we respond to treatment and differences in the reasons why men and women use drugs make a one size fits all approach to treatment for both men….

Continue reading

What to Consider When Choosing Inpatient Rehab

When looking for inpatient rehab centers, make sure to find one that will meet your needs.

If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs or alcohol, inpatient rehab may be the best choice when it comes to treatment. Not all inpatient rehab centers are created equal and there are many questions you will want to ask and consider prior to choosing an inpatient rehab center. Here’s a look at….

Continue reading

Long-Term Effects of Alcoholism

You may spend time making excuses for your drinking. Yes, you get strong cravings to drink, but that is just your stress talking. Everyone needs a glass of wine or a glass of scotch to take the edge off, right? Yes, every once in a while when you drink, you just can’t stop, but that’s….

Continue reading

How Rehab Centers Help Families Recover from Addiction

Rehab centers can help your family with problems they may occur.

The families and loved ones of those addicted to drugs or alcohol sometimes suffer just as much or even more than the addict himself. Pain, fear and the frustrations of addiction, lost relationships and broken promises surround families when addiction is present and in the worst case scenario, death becomes a reality, loss is inevitable….

Continue reading

Still can't find the help you are looking for?Get Started Now
Accepted Insurances / View the full list
For inquiries call 800-481-6320 Who Answers?

Accepted Insurances Does My Insurance
Cover This?

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by a quality treatment center within the USA.

Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by Boca Recovery Center, Daylight Recovery Center or another licensed drug and alcohol rehab facility, a paid advertiser on RehabCenters.com.

All calls are private and confidential.

I NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOWI NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE NOW800-481-6320
Who Answers?

Pin It on Pinterest

Shares