What Is Physical Relapse?


Rehabilitation programs like the ones offered at Vanity Wellness Center teach you how to cope with cravings, triggers, and intrusive thoughts in a healthy way. However, daily stressors or distressing events can make it harder to maintain sobriety. In those moments, you can lean on your resources and support system to give you strength and motivation for continued abstinence. What Is Physical Relapse? Physical relapse generally follows emotional and mental relapse. However, some individuals experience strong triggers, cravings, or intrusive thoughts, which may cause a backslide into maladaptive behaviors, like substance misuse. This could potentially happen without first undergoing a prolonged mental or emotional relapse. [...]