Why Do Recovering Addicts Relapse?
Cocaine relapse doesn’t just happen. It’s a predictable process. According to a study by Mount Sinai researchers, it’s most likely to occur within and just after the first six months of recovery. The Mount Sinai research suggests that if addicts beef up on relapse prevention aftercare during the first year of being clean, they may be better equipped to maintain a long-term, drug-free lifestyle.
What Is The Cocaine Relapse Process?
A slip may be in the works weeks or even months before the actual event occurs, even though an addict reports no desire to use. Symptoms include mood swings, anxiety, resentment, depression, hostility, apathy, and self-pity. [Read more…]