Relaspse…the scariest monster of all

What could be more frightening than the prospect of relapsing? A friend of mine just relapsed and although he’s back in recovery and has been clean for about 9 months, he relapsed long and hard for about 2 years.

What he said to me was very poignant and I wanted to share this with you. He said that within the first week he started using again, he was back to the same amount of substance and using it with the same frequency as he had over 10 years ago. Scary isn’t it how your mind and body doesn’t forget? Amazing yet chilling how addiction has own special memory and it can easily and very readily start up right where it let off.

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