Relapse, relapse, relapse. Every day you read about someone with an addiction who has relapsed. Given the chaos and misery this causes for addicts and their families, I sought out Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D., C.E.D.S., founder of The Center, A Place of Hope, and posed this challenge to him: can you name the top 10 cracks that crack addicts (and other addicts) fall through?
Here is a list based on his ideas, and I'd recommend that anyone who struggles with addiction print it up and keep in a place you can see it, "one day at a time":
- Failure to develop new and healthy relationships. An addiction is a routine, and old and unhealthy relationship are unhealthy routines that can lead to relapse, just as new and healthy relationships can help maintain healthy routines.
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