Staying Sober: How to Prevent a Relapse

Staying Sober: How to Prevent a Relapse
Recovery October 10, 2017
Author: Ilana Jael

The battle for sobriety never ends. Addiction may be a treatable disease, but it’s also a chronic disease, requiring constant vigilance. Relapse is the price of complacency. That being said, many people experience relapse as a normal part of the recovery process.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 40 to 60 percent of all individuals with addiction problems will return to drugs or alcohol at some point in their lives. That number drops significantly when someone seeks formal treatment, but even those who participate in recovery programs aren’t immune from setbacks. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep the disease of addiction at bay.

How to Stay Sober: 7 Tips for Avoiding Relapse

No two individuals are exactly alike, and no two rehab journeys follow the same path. That being said, there are a few tips on living sober that can help people of all backgrounds prevent a relapse.

Successful rehabilitation requires a balancing act. One must avoid complacency without ever falling prey to discouragement. Never take your sobriety for granted, but never let a temporary stumbling block stop your forward progress. No matter how far along you are in your journey, it’s important that you stay in touch with RECO Institute to keep yourself on track with your sober living. Visit RECO Intensive for addiction treatment and Let’s move forward together.

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