Why Do Alcoholics and Addicts Relapse So Often?
Article from U.S. News by Ruben Castaneda
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.