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If I relapse, does than mean I have I failed with my recovery from substance abuse?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Start again
No, it is not a failure.
Recovery from substance abuse is a moment-to-moment process, as you're choosing each moment whether or not to use. By the nature of the condition, relapses happen and are part of the treatment. You can get back with your recovery group and start again. Many have, and many do. Good luck.

In brief: Start again
No, it is not a failure.
Recovery from substance abuse is a moment-to-moment process, as you're choosing each moment whether or not to use. By the nature of the condition, relapses happen and are part of the treatment. You can get back with your recovery group and start again. Many have, and many do. Good luck.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Relapse
Relapse is a setback, not a failure.
Do not get discouraged . Go back to your program.

In brief: Relapse
Relapse is a setback, not a failure.
Do not get discouraged . Go back to your program.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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