CONSIDERING THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF A DRUG RELAPSE
- December 8, 2018
Whenever a person is undergoing treatment for drug addiction and has finally succeeded, one of their worst nightmares (waking or asleep) is falling into a relapse, a deadly moment where a person returns to their drug of choice. While most of us would like to dream that rehabilitation is 100% effective, the sad fact of reality is that detox and withdrawal are sometimes not enough. Even though therapy may seem effective, these medical professionals cannot make decisions for people. Ultimately, an addict must choose between healing or taking one step backwards. However, would you ever think that a relapse can sometimes be a good thing? As strange as that sounds, some professionals believe that (like anyone else) drug addicts need a little bit of discipline through self-paced learning, even if that means falling back into some less than reputable habits for a short time. Let’s take a closer look at the positive aspects of a drug relapse.
How Many People Suffer from Drug Relapses?
Based on recent reports, in the United States alone, nearly 50% of people who successfully complete drug rehab will return to using these drugs in a single year, while an estimated 70% to 90% will make a minor slip-up. While this is a sad part of reality, remember that (if you are among the people who have messed up) everybody messes up sometimes. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that the detox and withdrawal processes are long, painful, and very frightening.
How do Relapses Help?
Simply put, a relapse can be a scary but valuable wake-up call. At times, these incidences can lead to a person waking up in an institution, jail cell, or hospital bed. Imagine the fear that burns into a victim’s brain after this happens. Sometimes triggers like breakups or deaths can drive a person to sink back into addiction, and, at times, waking up in a medical center is enough to shake you back into reality.
Always remember that mind-altering drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse or addiction troubles today.