Relapse After Addiction Recovery

Article from Verywell Mind by Elizabeth Hartney PhD

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According to Elizabeth Hartney, PhD., "Relapse is a hallmark of addiction; it is common, even expected, that people who are attempting to overcome an addiction will go through one or even several relapses before successfully quitting. Relapse is even considered a stage in the stages-of-change model, which predicts that people will cycle through a process of avoiding, considering quitting, taking active steps to quit and then relapsing. Sometimes people will cycle through the stages several times before quitting."

This article gives facts about relapse, and ways to respond to relapse positively. 

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