Addiction Relapse – The Statistics

drug rehab in Wilmington NCWelcome back to our continuing look at addiction relapse. In our previous post, we discussed what to do when your spouse or partner has a relapse after they begin their recovery. The journey to sobriety is not an easy one. Many addicts require several fresh starts before their sobriety sticks. While it is not an excuse to continually use, for those addicts who try to beat their addiction but fall short or get sucked back into the cycle of using, a supportive and encouraging your spouse or partner can make all the difference on the journey. For help with addiction or relapse, call Legacy Freedom. We offer holistic drug rehab in Wilmington NC.

Addiction relapse is one of the most common struggles that recovering addicts face. Whether something triggered their need to use or they thought they were ok and could be around old friends who used without any problem, a relapse is a relapse. The statistics on drug and alcohol relapse further prove that the journey to sobriety is a marathon, not a sprint.

Here are some of the statistics on relapse during recovery:

  • Those who were addicted to opiates or heroin have an astonishing 90% chance for relapse without long-term treatment.
  • A study by the Institute of Behavioral Research at Texas Christian University found that one year after rehab 23.5% of those who received treatment for cocaine use were using the drug again.
  • The relapse rate for methamphetamine is staggering, 88% of those who have used meth and undergone detox are likely to use again in as little as three months.
  • Marijuana relapse usually occurs as a result of withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms led to a relapse and occurred for the majority of users within 73 days of stopping the substance.
  • Hallucinogens have a 42% relapse rate.
  • 90% of alcohol addicts are estimated to relapse once over a four year period according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Unfortunately for many addicts, their relapse carries serious consequences. It could be an arrest for DUI or problems with their spouse or family. What many addicts fail to realize as they return to using is that for the time they were sober, their body has lost its tolerance for their drug of choice. Many addicts make the mistake of overdosing because they assume their body can handle the amount they previously used.

Long term treatment is the best chance an addict has to stay sober. While the intensity and frequency of that treatment may change as the years pass and sobriety is a way of life, newly sober addicts need to find a long term solution to maintain treatment. Many detox facilities offer little in the way of care after detox. This poses a problem to newly sober addicts. Without the follow-up care, their sobriety is in grave danger.

Friends and family who stage interventions for their addicted family members must take into consideration what the addict's counseling needs will be. Detoxing safely is an excellent beginning, but learning to live sober and cope without drugs or alcohol is where the real challenge lies for most addicts. Read our post on planning an intervention for your loved one here.

At Legacy Freedom, we understand that navigating the world of sobriety can be difficult and that relapse is a way of life when you are battling a drug or alcohol addiction. Whether you have tried and failed to stay sober numerous times or you're ready to take the first steps to getting sober, we can help. Concerned about someone you love or worried that your drinking may be out of control? We can help then, too.

Holistic Alcohol Treatment and Drug Rehab in Wilmington NC

drug rehab in Wilmington NCLegacy Freedom is not a twelve step program. What we offer is a unique, holistic approach to drug rehab in Wilmington NC that puts you at the center of the treatment program, not your addiction. No matter what your addiction is, our expert staff can help you break the cycle of addiction and begin your journey to living a sober and purpose filled life. Each client is assigned a Life-Purpose coach who helps you identify your goals for treatment and works with our care team to create a plan that is all about you.

Together with your therapist, you will work to discover the root of your addiction. Understanding what motivates you to use will help you break the cycle of addiction. Whether you use to cope with PTSD, depression, anxiety or trauma, identifying the cause allows us to teach you new ways to cope and confront the issues and emotions that have driven you to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Group therapy offers you the chance to work with your peers and loved ones to gain a greater understanding of your addiction and to create a support system both at our facility and way from our outpatient facility.

Healing your body after addiction is essential. Years of abusing drugs or alcohol can take a tremendous toll on your health and well-being. Our staff dietician will help you learn to nourish your body through proper diet while our physical therapist will help your body strengthen and heal as the drugs and alcohol leave your system. Utilizing proper nutrition and exercise has proven very therapeutic for many of our clients.

Our drug rehab in Wilmington NC also has many different alternative therapies for you to choose from. With more than ten different therapies available there is certain to be one that piques your interest and will help your rehabilitation progress forward. Equine therapy, inner child work, and acupuncture can help you release stored tension, open up and communicate, heal from painful experiences, and learn new boundaries. Your Life-Purpose coach will help you choose the right therapies to help you meet your treatment goals.

Asking for help with your addiction or talking to a loved one about their addiction is difficult. Let our staff help. Every call or inquiry we receive is strictly confidential. We invite you to ask questions about our Wilmington drug rehab programs and treatments to see if Legacy Freedom is the right fit for you.

Call or click to connect with us today! Stop letting your addiction to drugs or alcohol control your life. Take back your freedom with Legacy Freedom of Wilmington!

 

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