Relapse should not be viewed as a failure but should instead be seen as an obstacle to overcome on one’s lifelong journey to sobriety. It provides an opportunity to reassess one’s path and get back into a program that offers the support and help needed to maintain sobriety. Keeping in touch with rehab and self help groups highly reduces the relapse rate.
Some people who are struggling with addiction complete more than one stay in rehab before they are able to find their footing in their recovery journey. The only person who can manage your addiction is you, and rehab will help you build the skills necessary to maintain sobriety.
When someone in recovery retreats to old habits, it does not mean that the treatment was not successful or that the person is a failure. It simply means that the person relapsed. The key is to get help and get back on track as soon as possible. In its simplest terms, our goal is your recovery. It is important that patients and families are clear in their understanding that addiction is a chronic, lifelong disease that requires on-going management: disease management, followed by recovery management. Chronic addiction is often characterized by periodic relapses which may include actual alcohol or drug use, resulting from peer pressure, not following your recovery program and aftercare plans or the inability to cope with stress. OASI offers individual addiction treatment and recovery programs for patients with varied needs, from initial treatment through continuing care and relapse prevention.