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Creating a Relapse Prevention Plan

Addiction is a compulsive need to continue using drugs or alcohol despite repeated negative consequences. You may want to quit using, but addiction can cause powerful cravings that make it difficult to quit without help. Cravings can continue for weeks, or even months after you stop using. Since addiction is a chronic condition, you must…

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Why Relapse Prevention Skills Are Important

Maintaining a sober life after struggling with substance abuse problems can be difficult. Even with some addiction treatment, there’s always a risk of relapse. Learning relapse prevention skills can help you or your loved one stay on course and maintain sobriety years after they’ve left addiction treatment. How Much Of A Risk Is Relapse? Recovering…