If you have experienced relapse, you are not alone: According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, anywhere from 40% to 60% of people return to drug or alcohol abuse after a period of abstinence. Plenty of those people continue on to find recovery again — and for good. Relapse doesn’t have to be the end to your growth in recovery. The right season for your recovery could be right around the corner. Breaking the cycle of drug and alcohol addiction is possible if you consider rehab after relapse.
Why Does Relapse Happen?
Relapse doesn’t mean that you are weak-willed or that your treatment didn’t work. Addiction is a chronic disease, like diabetes or high blood pressure, and addiction relapse rates are similar to those of other similar diseases. In fact, relapse rates for those struggling with asthma, for example, can be as high as 50-70%.
Relapse is a common experience for those suffering from chronic diseases, because these diseases are tied to so many different factors — ones that can take time to successfully untangle. No matter how long that takes, it’s worth it.
No one tells diabetes or asthma sufferers that they should just give in to their disease, that treatment won’t work for them. If you are willing to follow medical direction and stick to a plan, lasting recovery is entirely possible. In fact, it is the only way to ensure that your disease does not turn fatal.
How Can You Stop Relapsing?
If you can’t stop relapsing, it doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with you. It means that your treatment, aftercare plan, or lifestyle choices may still need a few tweaks in order to sustain lasting recovery. You may need to try a different kind of addiction treatment, or commit to a longer stay. Perhaps you could benefit from trying a different kind of recovery fellowship, or moving into a sober living.
There are so many different variables that affect your ability to put down roots in recovery. You could keep experimenting on your own, or let the experts build a plan just for you.
Addiction Treatment That Works
Addiction is just the symptom of deeply-rooted trauma or mental and behavioral health issues. That’s why modern addiction treatment focuses on healing both, from the inside out. That means that when you enter residential addiction treatment at Sunflower Recovery in Osawatomie, KS, our Masters-level team of clinicians will put together a comprehensive plan meant to treat your particular needs. They’ll also work with you to develop a strong aftercare plan, so you can continue the healing and recovery you’ve begun once you head out on your own.
Don’t you owe it to yourself to give recovery another chance? Contact us to find hope again and plant the seeds for a new life in recovery.