What Is Emotional Relapse?


Many individuals who misuse substances have difficulty recognizing emotional cues and responding to stress, pain, and emotional distress in a healthy way. Emotion processing and regulation are a central part of all rehabilitation programs, like the ones offered at Vanity Wellness Center. According to the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, "The key to relapse prevention is to understand that relapse happens gradually." During ongoing recovery, you will encounter emotionally overwhelming situations, and you might find yourself slipping back into maladaptive behaviors or thought patterns that could eventually lead to physical relapse. What Is Emotional Relapse? Emotional relapse occurs when you begin to go [...]