A relapse is a condition when a person who had an alcohol addictive experience gives up and becomes addicted again. At first sight everything seems to be just perfect. He stopped drinking, his life is improving. His friends and family believe that everything’s gonna be okay and those terrible times are in the past. Some time later it turns out that they were wrong. And it seems to them that it would never stop. What are actual reasons of relapse and what are possible ways to avoid this kind of experience in future?
As the rule relapse happens when a person has difficulties in his life and experiences stresses or depression. For him alcohol is the only possible way to overcome stresses and negative thinking. He believes it would help him. It is really difficult for him to get rid of negative thoughts. He regrets about the mistakes he has done in his life. He is unable to change anything and this very idea kills him. Another common reason of a relapse refers to fears. This person is afraid of to be alone. No one could control him and alcohol becomes his only friend.
Quite often a person can’t confront circumstances. Imagine the situation when he meets up his friends who hang out, drink and have fun. He simply doesn’t want to stand out and it is impossible for him to resist temptation. As the result he gives up being unable to control himself, his fears and weaknesses. He persuades himself and others that he has been cured and that they could trust him. In fact he hardly believes in his own words.
Strangely enough but sometimes a person is too confident in himself. He is sure that everything would be okay and another glass of wine couldn’t hurt. But then he just can’t stop drinking. You should be aware of these situations to avoid relapse.