Relapse

Did the Pandemic Cause People to Relapse on Opioids?

Did the Pandemic Cause People to Relapse on Opioids?

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many adverse effects, even outside the virus itself. Since the start of the pandemic, life has been upended for nearly everyone, including people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.  The effects of the pandemic increase the risk of relapse for opioids and other drugs. We’re just starting to find out some of the relationships…

Relapse Triggers: Ways to Avoid Relapse

Relapse Triggers: Ways to Avoid Relapse

In the context of treating addiction, relapse is the act of a recently abstinent addict returning to use of their addictive substance or behavior. In everyday language, relapse is commonly used interchangeably with the term “relapse into substance abuse,” which is considered the more general definition for returning to addictive behavior. Thus, addiction relapse may be a more appropriate term…