In working for years with both the family and their loved ones' substance abuse issues, I have concluded that even though there are a myriad of reasons for relapse, there are four basic ones that can become an easy switch to flip.
Although Heidi's business was booming, credit for small businesses had dried up and she couldn't get a loan -- that is, until she gave a bank everything she owned and signed her and her husband's life insurance over as collateral.
Addicts are in a hurry. We expect results now. Recovery doesn't work like that. The Law of Karma doesn't deliver results on our timeline. For an addict, this can be torture, but it's all part of the recovery process,
Uncover your issues and find out what you didn't receive growing up. Then you can fix it and move forward, because you understand the why, and how this changes your reactions. Remember you're not alone.