Addiction Relapse – What Is It and How to Tackle It?

Nowadays, addictions are more common than you can imagine. It’s estimated that almost 20 million Americans suffer from substance use disorder (SUD) right now. Unfortunately, just 1 in 7 addicts worldwide receives any form of treatment for their addictions—however, some addicts “relapse” after their recovery. But what is relapse? Clinically speaking, it’s defined as the worsening of a condition treated previously. Therefore, a patient relapses when consuming drugs after maintaining sobriety for several months or years. 

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