What Happens When you Relapse?
If you have found yourself telling a trusted friend or relative: “I relapsed,” you may be asking yourself what happens next.
Saying or hearing the words: “I relapsed” can be challenging for everyone involved.
Addiction does not just impact the individual; it affects their loved ones too.
It can also impair your career and the community you have built around yourself.
A relapse is not a failure.
It is not the end of the road.
Relapsing into a drug or alcohol addiction is the same as relapsing into a chronic medical condition. It only means that it is time to try again.
Living a healthy, sober life is something that you deserve, and the people who love you deserve to see it happen too.
Saying the words: “I relapsed” is hard to do.
It can be disheartening and difficult to admit when it happens.
But, like any goal worth pursuing, a setback should not keep you from coming back stronger and giving the pursuit of long-term health and sobriety all that you have.
Understanding the difference between “I relapsed” and “I failed” is crucial in maintaining the mentality you need to succeed.
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After Relapse, It is Time to Quit Again
Whether you have relapsed at home after quitting cold turkey; having been through a program already, we will meet you where you are in your journey and help you get back on track.
When you feel like relapsing means that it is time to stop trying and let the professionals and the support system you build here at Pathfinders remind you why it is worth trying again.
And no matter how many times you have relapsed, it is always worth trying again.
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How Common is Relapse After Rehab?
Relapsing does not mean that you will never be successful.
Unfortunately, it is an occurrence that many addicts struggle with.
In fact, most addicts who do not participate in aftercare planning, services, and programs are likely to relapse and return.
If you have relapsed in the past, it may be time to reevaluate and pursue another path to sobriety.
At Pathfinders, we offer a wide variety of program options and services for a personalized, high-level experience.
Relapsing should not keep you from trying again. It may be the next try that changes the rest of your life.
Risk Factors for Relapsing
Addiction is a chronic disease.
To put this into perspective, conditions like asthma and diabetes are also chronic diseases.
And relapse rates for drug abuse are similar to relapse rates for other chronic medical conditions.
Addiction is not something to be ashamed of or embarrassed by. It is not something you should hide or ignore.
Some of the most common risk factors for relapsing are high-stress jobs, challenges in important relationships, and overwhelming cravings.
Another important risk factor to consider is your environment.
If you live or spend time with people with addictions, you are more likely to relapse.
The same is true, with an addiction starting in the first place.
Alcoholism, in particular, is largely linked to genetics.
While there is no cure for addiction, it can be managed with the right approach.
Seeking well-rounded, versatile, and personalized addiction care is crucial to avoiding relapse.
Remaining in treatment for the appropriate amount of time is also crucial.
Experts suggest that long-term recovery requires multiple episodes of treatment lasting for at least three months.
Addiction treatment allows you to counteract the disruptive effects of addiction on your brain and behavioral patterns.
Counteracting self-destructive or otherwise damaging thoughts and behaviors will help you regain control of your life.
Avoiding future relapses means changing deeply rooted thoughts and behaviors, resuming treatment, modifying treatment, or trying another type of treatment.
If you follow the comprehensive plan, we create with and for you, build healthy habits, coping mechanisms, support systems, and practice relapse prevention techniques, you will give yourself a much higher chance of success.
Pathfinders Rehab Program Options
Depending on your unique needs, addiction, and mental health, we will recommend one of the following program options:
- Residential or inpatient care
- Partial Hospitalization Programs, or PHP
- Intensive Outpatient Programs, or IOP
- Long-term rehab
For many people, medical detox is a necessity at the start of addiction recovery.
Whether you have skipped this step in the past or tried and then relapsed, this is a critical part of enforcing early sobriety.
This supervised, professional care setting can make all the difference when you are coping with even the worst alcohol or drug withdrawal symptoms.
It can also help you build your strength and confidence as you continue into additional treatments.
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Pathfinders Rehab Program Methods
From various therapies to support groups, our rehab treatment methods are well-rounded and holistic.
They are care methods based on years of research and results.
These care methods will likely include:
- Individual therapy sessions with a trained professional within our facility
- Family therapy sessions
- Group therapy
- Support groups and recovery group meetings
- Training in addiction management and relapse prevention
- Lifestyle and financial guidance
- Aftercare planning
- Long-term support
When used together, each of these treatment methods can help you avoid relapsing again in the future.
We provide you with the tools, knowledge, guidance, and support you need. Putting in the work every day is up to you.
Finding long-term health and sobriety and avoiding the complications that come with addiction may be challenging, but it is infinitely worth the effort.
You deserve a life free from the abusive cycle of addiction.
Find it today.
Is Relapsing Dangerous?
Multiple relapses can be dangerous or fatal.
Your body may not be adapted to the same levels of drug exposure as before, making it easier to overdose. This is something that many people never consider.
A relapse is not an excuse to give up. It is a perfect reason to try again.
At Pathfinders, we understand how difficult it can be to become and remain sober.
We will work with you to ensure that you have what you need to find long-term sobriety so that these concerns become a thing of the past.
Do not let your drug or alcohol addiction control your life for another day.
Paying for Addiction Care
If you have never attended a rehab program before, you may be worried about the potential costs.
What may surprise you is that most health insurance providers offer coverage for addiction health care.
If you are unsure of how much of your program will be covered, please call our addiction specialist. They will confirm your insurance coverage for you.
They will also outline alternative payment methods if you do not have insurance.
This is an essential factor to consider, but it is not the only one.
Avoiding relapse and building a healthy, sober life you feel good about is infinitely worth pursuing.
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Pathfinders Addiction Care
It is time to put your last “I relapsed” into the past.
Leave it far behind and find addiction care that simply works.
It may be what was missing all along.
From your first phone call through aftercare planning, we will walk the path to sobriety with you, and we will help you overcome each barrier that presents itself along the way.