After an alcohol relapse, many recovering alcoholics not only ask themselves, “How did this happen?” but also “Now what?” After a relapse, professional alcohol rehab can get you or your loved one back on track. Call American Addiction Centers today at 800-890-1956.
Whether an alcoholic has been in recovery for two years or 20, relapse is always a reasonable concern, and can begin months or even years since an alcoholic had his or her last drink. Alcohol rehab and 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous don’t offer a “cure” for problem drinking, but an effective way to stay sober and happy, one day at a time. But just because a relapse occurs yesterday doesn’t mean getting sober today isn’t possible. Focus on doing the right things to further your recovery.
Think of the journey through recovery as a long road trip that takes you far away from the hopelessness and despair of addiction. Along the way, your car might occasionally get a flat tire, or a radiator hose might burst. These minor setbacks delay you getting to your destination, but if you simply fix the flat tire, or replace the busted hose, you’ll be on your way.
…But if you keep driving on that flat tire, tire rim will be destroyed, the wheel itself might fall off and you could end up in a fatal accident. To ignore your alcohol relapse is to treat your life like that car, driving with only three good tires and a busted hose.
Unexpected setbacks are a part of life. The best alcohol relapse prevention efforts can’t completely erase the chances of a relapse, but self-pity doesn’t help the recovery process. To bounce back from a relapse, you must take action. Call us today at 800-890-1956 if you’re ready to take the action necessary to prevent your relapse from getting out of control.
After a relapse, it’s important to immediately enter an alcohol rehab program and undergo alcohol detox, if necessary. The response to an alcohol relapse must be aggressive, as there’s always that danger that the alcoholic will permanently return to problem drinking, potentially causing irreversible damage to his or her career, family and health.
Don’t let alcohol relapse threaten you or your loved one’s addiction recovery. At American Addiction Centers, caring and licensed addiction counselors work with clients to figure out why the relapse happened, and what steps must be taken to prevent it from re-occurring.
Alcoholism is a disease that, unfortunately, includes relapses. No recovering alcoholics are immune from the threat of relapse, no matter how much money they have or what kind of car they drive.
Josh Hamilton, an All-Star outfielder with the Texas Rangers, suffered an alcohol relapse captured in embarrassing photos that were posted on the Internet. Hamilton, who is married with three daughters, was shown in the photos taking shots off of a bar, dancing and hugging young women.
Hamilton addressed the issue head-on, telling the reporters who gathered in front of his locker about the difficulties in overcoming alcoholism. “I’m not perfect. It’s an ongoing struggle,” Hamilton said. “If I think I can have one drink, I think I can have two, then it snowballs to 10 or 12.”
Following his relapse, Hamilton immediately turned to his support network to get back on track, and any alcoholic who has relapsed should do the same. Call your family, your 12-step sponsor and the Treatment Consultants at American Addiction Centers. Our caring specialists will take the lead in getting you started with the treatment services you need. Call us today at 800-890-1956.
No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can help you with alcohol relapse treatment. We also offer many affordable self pay options as well as luxury alcohol rehab.