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Addiction Relapse

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What is a Relapse Prevention Plan?

What is a Relapse Prevention Plan? 3 Essentials for Your Toolbox Understanding how relapse occurs and how to prevent it is one of the wisest things you can do to protect your recovery. Putting a plan in place to prevent relapse is an excellent safety measure. You may have heard of them before, but what …

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I Relapsed Today. Did I Fail My Recovery?

If I Relapsed Today, Am I a Failure? I relapsed today. Three words that a recovering person might dread saying. But remember that recovery is about both truth and forgiveness. Recovery begins with honesty and acceptance. We said: I am powerless over my addiction. I believe that a power outside of myself can help me. …

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My Boyfriend Relapsed, Now What?

Knowing how to support someone who has relapsed can feel like a bit of a mystery sometimes. Maybe you’re asking yourself, “My boyfriend relapsed; what can I do about it?” Simply admitting that truth to yourself is a great start. Say it out loud to yourself. More than once if you need to. “My boyfriend …

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Practicing Self-Forgiveness After Relapse

Practicing self-forgiveness after relapse is part of our healing process. We must learn not to see relapse as a failure. The fact is that relapse is part of the recovery journey for most of us. It isn’t required nor inevitable, but it is a reality. Learning to reframe relapse in the context of our wider …

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