Three Stages Of Alcohol Relapse And Prevention Techniques


By Jason Simpkins

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People with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) often describe relapse as a sudden occurrence. For example, someone who has a relapse may find themselves drinking in a bar with no memory of how they got there and why. Although this “relapse” experience may seem unexpected and abrupt, actual relapse occurs in multiple stages and begins long before the physical drink. Because of this, it is important for a person with AUD to understand all the three stages of alcohol relapse, so they can be aware of and take action before they find themselves drinking again.

The different stages of a relapse are Emotional Relapse, Mental Relapse, and Physical (or Actual) Relapse…click here to continue reading