Thousands of people get addicted every year. They make an attempt to quit, then they get into their addiction again, and the cycle continues.
Many people think that when they relapse, they are a complete failure. But that is not at all the case. People who relapse ought not to feel worried about it, because they are not alone. Experts have proven that it is extremely difficult to succeed in quitting at the very first attempt.
There are a couple of points we all need to consider about relapsing. The first of them is that people who try to recover end up not staying with their healing plans. With that, it becomes easy for addicts to fall back to their old habits. Here are a few points that should signal a relapse. Many people go through these points, so those who relapse are really not alone.
You only remember the fun you have with drugs/alcohol
This is one factor that makes thousands of addicts to relapse. They find it difficult to part ways with the fun they catch with their addiction. Such people will hardly think of anything else but the feel good moments they have as addicts. This problem is common with many addicts and it makes many of them to relapse. If you are one of them, just chill; you are not alone.
You always think of trying it one more time
One thing that addicts have to deal with when they embark on a mission to quit is the temptation to want to try their substance just one time. Most people assume that trying it just one more time will not kill. Unfortunately, that “one more time” is what makes it difficult for people to quit. Thousands more face this problem so if you do too, you are not alone.
These are just a few reasons why people who relapse should not despair. It’s OK to relapse, but it becomes a problem if you relapse and decide not to make another quit attempt. Quitting your addiction is a gradual progress. It is something that happens to millions of Americans, but the good news is that a complete quit is quite possible.