Why Do Alcoholics and Addicts Relapse So Often?

Article from U.S. News by Ruben Castaneda

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From the article:

"Relapse is common, and it doesn’t discriminate. Between 40 to 60 percent of people who've been treated for addiction or alcoholism relapse within a year, according to a 2014 study in JAMA. While relapse is most common during the first year of recovery, people with years of sobriety can resume self-destructive drug use or drinking."

This article explains why relapse is so common among alcoholics, and gives tips from clinicians on how to prevent relapse. 

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addiction, Alcohol, Drugs, Relapse, Sobriety