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Relapse Is Not a Part of Recovery, It’s Part of The Disease.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 10, 2015 1:30:00 PM / by John MacDougall posted in alcohol addiction, drug addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, recovery process, relapse

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There has been an important change in the way that many people define relapse and recovery. Twenty years ago, when I started working in treatment, relapse was a sign of failure, a failure with a shared responsibility. It was the alcoholic’s responsibility, in that they had picked up another drink, but it was also a time for the staff to question, “What did we miss? Is there anything we could have done, or done better that could have helped this alcoholic avoid relapse?”

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