First 100 Words
If you are a recovering alcoholic or drug addict, everything important to you may hinge on your ability to achieve sobriety. You may have heard that relapse is a part of recovery. It’s true, but this does not mean that relapse is going to happen or should happen. Relapse is dangerous because there is no way to predict if you will return to sustained abstinence, and if so, when.
To avoid relapse, you must be vigilant and actively involved in a 12-step recovery program. These programs—Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, etc., are spiritual, not religious programs. They work best for most people. So it is common sense to give them your best shot. In the beginning of recovery, the risk of relapse is highest, so following instructions offered by these programs is critical. . . .
When To Use
Essentials that every recovering addict needs to know but may take years to hear or discover in recovery.
How to Use
Client counseling sessions, follow-up meetings, post-discharge back-to-work interviews.