two friends ride in a boat as they talk about bouncing back after a relapse

Bouncing Back After a Relapse

Sometimes we view our relapses as evidence of our failure. We believe that because we weren’t successful with our recovery this time, we won’t ever be. Sometimes we use a relapse as an excuse to start actively using again. Bouncing back after a relapse means taking inventory of where you got off track, identifying what…

a woman is blinded by depression and addiction

Depression and Addiction

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common and serious mood disorder that often coexists with drug addiction; sometimes as one of the root causes, while other times as a result of substance abuse. It affects how you think, feel, and handle daily activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…

a woman stares out the window as she wonders about recovery after relapse

Recovery after Relapse

Treatment centers understand that addiction is lifelong disease. While they do their best to give patients all the tools they need to manage stress, triggers, and cravings for their addiction, sometimes things are still too much for them or they have a moment of weakness and relapse. Relapse is when an addict has been clean…