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The Signs of Drug Addiction Relapse to Look Out For

The Signs of Drug Addiction Relapse to Look Out For

If you have completed an addiction treatment program, or love someone who has, you are probably concerned about relapsing. While this is a real fear and concern, the way to combat it is by maintaining treatment, speaking to your doctor, and knowing the warning signs of relapse.

At Indah Recovery, we know that addiction impacts each person differently and that relapse, while not uncommon, can be a devastating feeling for individuals who have spent so much time working on themselves to get and remain sober. Our addiction relapse treatments are designed to meet client’s specific rehabilitative needs and encourage and support them through this challenging time. 

Contact us today if you are concerned about relapse to see how our intensive programs can support you or a loved one.

What Is a Drug Addiction Relapse?

A drug addiction relapse is when an individual who has been sober for a period of time, uses drugs in an unsafe way again. This process, while devastating, is not uncommon. 

National statistics show that individuals who have completed a treatment program typically have a 40-60% chance of sustainable long-term recovery, and that on average individuals need approximately two rehabilitative experiences to really develop a sustainable long-term solution to drug use for themselves. Additionally, individuals who struggle with additional mental illnesses (dual-diagnosis) may need more structured continued care and/or rehabilitative experiences to reach stable recovery.

For individuals who do not attend an addiction treatment program, studies have shown that relapse rates are between 50 and 80%

If you have relapsed and need help managing your addiction, contact Indah Recovery today to see how our treatment programs can support you.

What Are the Signs of Drug Addiction Relapse?

If you are an addict, or you love someone who is, it is important to know the signs of drug addiction relapse so that you can prevent or support someone who is experiencing a relapse.

While relapse doesn’t mean that addiction treatment was unsuccessful, it does mean that the individual who relapsed “needs to speak with an addiction treatment professional to resume treatment, modify it, or try another treatment.” 

According to the Addiction Relapse Prevention guide, there are three types of drug addiction relapse that individuals need to be wary off, emotional relapse, mental relapse, and physical relapse, and they all come with different warning signs.

“Signs of emotional relapse include isolation, not attending meetings (or not sharing in meetings), focusing on other people’s problems, and poor sleeping or eating habits. … Signs of a mental relapse including craving a substance, thinking about people/places/things associated with their use in the past, exaggerating the positive aspects of past use and/or minimizing the consequences of past use, lying, bargaining, trying to plan ways to use while still maintaining control, seeking opportunities to relapse, and planning a relapse.” 

And finally, physical relapse occurs when a person uses drugs again. In which case, you should look for the signs of drug use prior to them seeking treatment.

How to Get Your Loved One Help With Their Drug Addiction Relapse

Indah Recovery is a comprehensive drug addiction treatment program designed to support clients in several situations, including those who have relapsed and are struggling with sobriety. By offering detoxification and addiction treatment in the same facility, our clients can access rehabilitative treatment from the start. Our clients can help build their addiction treatment program so that it meets their specific addiction needs and learning style. Through this process, we feel that our client’s ownership of the treatment process develops a more thorough rehabilitation experience.

Contact us today at Indah Recovery to see how our unique and innovative addiction treatment programs can support individuals at any point in their addiction treatment journey.