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Relapse Prevention Therapy for Addiction: What to Expect

According to most clinicians and the book Relapse Prevention: Maintenance and Strategies in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors, there is a definitive dividing line between a person experiencing a lapse and a relapse. A lapse…

What to Do After a Drug Relapse? (Next Steps)

It is important to understand that relapse is common. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that drug addiction relapse rates are between 40 and 60 percent. The American Society of Addiction…

When Your Loved One Relapses

Relapse is a common part of early recovery. How you respond to it is what’s most important. AAC’s Director of Family Programs offers six ways families can stay empowered and hopeful in responding to a loved one’s relapse.