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Drinking on New Year’s Eve After Being Sober

What Happens If You Drink on New Years’? A relapse (in most circumstances) refers to the “recurrence of a past condition.” When it comes to drugs and alcohol, relapse refers to a return to drug use or drinking after a period of sobriety. Experiencing a relapse can be extremely difficult. Many things are hard about […]

Why Do Many People Relapse After New Years?

Many Recovering Addicts Relapse on New Years New Year’s Eve is an exciting time – the end of one era and the beginning of another. A time for fresh starts and new opportunities to work towards self-betterment. Many traditions revolve around New Year’s Eve such as getting together with friends or family and watching the […]

Are Relapses Higher During the Holidays?

How Relapses and Holidays Are Connected The holidays – widely known as “the most wonderful time of the year” – can easily become the most triggering and overwhelming time of the year when stress levels are not effectively managed. The holiday season is stressful for a wide range of reasons. Most of us grapple with […]

The Link Between Stress and Relapse

Can Stress Cause a Relapse? According to a recent study, somewhere between 40 and 60 percent of men and women who have been treated for alcoholism or drug addiction will relapse within the first year of their sobriety. Sadly, an even greater number will relapse after the first year. Why are relapse rates so high, […]