Relapse Prevention During a Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges to people across the globe. Social distancing and isolation while staying at home can be difficult. When you are in addiction recovery, these

Tips for Explaining Addiction to a Non-Addict


Explaining addiction to a non-addict might seem like a tall order. People carry deep misunderstandings about substance use disorders. Changing their thinking about addiction takes time and patience. However, it

If You Relapse, Do You Need to Go Back to Treatment?


Diabetes is never cured. Likewise, doctors rarely tell a cancer patient that their condition is cured; it’s far more likely that if signs and symptoms are gone, they are told

Why Relapse Is Not the End of Recovery


Most people’s understanding of substance use disorders is clouded by decades of misinformation. We know more about addiction than ever before, but public awareness simply hasn’t kept the pace. Misconceptions