Ongoing Strategies for Staying Substance-Free
Although relapse – returning to abusing an addictive substance after a period of sobriety – is unfortunately common, there are many ways to set yourself up for success after completing the formal treatment process. If you do experience relapse, it’s not the end of the world: There are steps you can do to get back on track.
The two main things you need to set yourself up for success are:
- A solid relapse prevention plan
- A firm commitment to building a new life without drugs or alcohol