Recovery After Relapse: Busting the Myths

The temptations come quickly this time of year, between being around people who may have acted as enablers to holiday parties everywhere. It’s possible that you have given in to temptation, and if you did, you may be feeling as though all hope is lost – that there is really no point in trying to get back on track. We’re here to tell you that it’s not too late. We’re here to help.


Myth 1: I’ve Lost All the Progress I Made

So many relapsed addicts feel this way – that if they relapsed, all the work they did to get sober is lost. But it’s simply not true. All that work you did is still there – a strong foundation of learning and strength that you can build on. The great thing about getting sober is that you know you can. You know you’re capable of working through the hardest parts. You just need to take that first step – but you don’t have to do it alone.


Myth 2: Everyone Will Be Mad that I Failed

You can’t control anyone else’s feelings, attitudes, or behavior. But you can control yours. If people no longer have the strength to be supportive in your journey to recovery, then let them have their feelings. But there will be more people who will cheer you on, who will be awed by your willingness to try again, who will be willing to stand by you as you take those first steps.


Myth 3: I’ll Just Relapse Again

Sometimes it takes a few tries to get back on your feet. Many of the people who come to us have tried other programs, and while they were all beneficial, there was something missing to help make sober living the norm. We don’t care if it’s your first attempt or your fifth. If you’re still trying to get sober, then we’re still here to help you get there. The successes outweigh the failures.


Here at Wasatch Crest Recovery, we take a unique, dual approach to drug addiction and rehab. Our goal is to ensure the well-being and happiness of our patients and their loved ones by healing the mind and the body. With our treatment programs, patients get the help they need to overcome destructive thinking patterns that lead to drug abuse.


If you or someone you love struggle with drug addiction and may benefit from therapy, give us a call today to learn more.

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