Given these daunting statistics, newly recovering addicts are encouraged to protect their sobriety by utilizing aftercare support services and 12-step programs. Knowing how to respond if a relapse happens is also incredibly important when it comes to maintaining long-term recovery.
Depending on the severity of your return to substance abuse, you may need to go back to rehab. There are two general ways to evaluate whether you need to go back: the length and intensity of your drug or alcohol abuse. There’s a difference between a single slip and a full relapse.
In the event that a slip has occurred, you can usually get back on the right track by going to a meeting, discussing the slip with a sponsor or a counselor and avoiding your triggers. Seeking support and redoubling your efforts to remain sober are imperative.
However, if you’ve relapsed, it’s important to stop using and get help right away.
Nishan Foundation focuses on providing the most effective, evidence-based treatment, exceeding expectations by paying close attention to four key therapeutic principles