“Because drug addiction is typically a chronic disorder characterized by occasional relapses, a short-term, one-time treatment is usually not sufficient. For many, treatment is a long-term process that involves multiple interventions and regular monitoring .”
Nora D. Volkow, M.D.; Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse
Relapse is frequently part of the journey — especially for millennials — not the failure of treatment. I have witnessed parents lamenting, “Well, there goes that money down the drain. What good did that do?”
A hard and expensive lesson, but one to learn nonetheless. The chronic nature of addiction means that relapsing is not only possible, but likely since its recurrence rates are similar to other chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, hypertension with relapse rates of 50% to 70%. More than 60% of people treated for an SUD relapse within the first year of discharge from treatment and remain at increased risk of relapse for many years.
What do you do when one relapses? Does it mean that treatment was a waste of resources? Your hard-earned money down the drain? No, not at all, far from it. Relapse does not mean failure. Treatment of chronic diseases involves changing deeply rooted behaviors.
Relapse is the time to reinstate treatment, but with adjustments or even a completely different approach.
“Treatment teaches the addict tools to help the addict get sober. However, the addict gets sober when he/she truly wants to get sober — it is completely up to the addict.”
Walt Quinn, Cumberland Heights
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