Decide If You Need Treatment AgainThe first thing you should do after relapse is determine whether you need drug or alcohol addiction treatment again. Sometimes a relapse is more serious than having one more drink.
Join a Support GroupRelapse is common among people who don’t have strong support systems at home, so another great way to recover from relapse and avoid it in the future is to join a support group. There are hundreds of support groups for people in addiction recovery that allow you to connect with others in the recovery community so you may learn from them.
Speak to a TherapistTherapy is for everyone. For someone who’s relapsed on drugs or alcohol, speaking to a therapist can be a huge help in recovering and avoiding it in the future.
Make ChangesIn addition to some obvious factors, like stress or divorce, there are also plenty of little factors in our lives that may easily contribute to a relapse. To avoid relapsing, sometimes it’s as simple as taking a route home from work that doesn’t include the bar.