Risks of Chronic Relapsing

Opioid dependency and drug addiction have well-documented risks both to a person’s health and mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Relapse simply reintroduces those risks.

Health Risks of Relapse

If a participant in a drug addiction recovery treatment program relapses into substance abuse, they increase their risks for illness and disease. Heroin users, for instance, are at a significantly higher risk for contracting:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hepatitis

Opioid use is also associated with sweet cravings, often leading to:

  • Weight gain
  • Diabetes
  • Dental problems

Socioeconomic factors compound health risks because affordable health care is often unavailable for people with opioid dependence and/or addiction.

Social Risks of Relapse

Relapsing into substance abuse plunges you back into the world where the only thing that matters is the next fix. As a result, you may find yourself:

  • Associating with toxic peers
  • Participating in criminal activity

Trust you may have built up with your family and/or employers can be destroyed, and each time you relapse, those relationships become harder to repair.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse is often an expected step in the recovery process. However, you can minimize the chances of relapse and manage damage caused by relapse by having the right resources in place. Duke City Recovery Toolbox in Albuquerque, New Mexico helps you get all the help you need by providing:

  • Individual therapy to help you identify triggers and problematic thought and behavior patterns that keep you looping back to substance abuse
  • Counseling to help you make healthier, life-affirming choices
  • Peer support resources
  • Bible study

Individualized addiction recovery treatment at Duke City Recovery Toolbox can set you up for success. Contact us to get started with an intake appointment.

Minimize the risk of chronic relapsing on your recovery journey. Contact Duke City Recovery Toolbox to start a personalized addiction recovery program.

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