“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
Relapse is common when we’re fighting an addiction. It’s something many deal with on their journey to success. And relapsing is a process that’s predictable and patterned; and recognizing this can help us read the warning signs. That is, we often make decisions which can seem inconsequential … and yet they slowly move us towards a full relapse.
“Think of the relapse chain as a chain of decisions – made over a period of days, weeks, months, or even years- that together add up to a backsliding in one’s recovery. This makes it hard to say exactly where any one relapse begins.”
So what are the steps that often lead to relapse? The following links make up the relapse chain:
- The recovering individual experiences a build-up of stress (related, for example…
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