Perspective: All Bottoms Have Trap Doors

by Mark G. (Sullivan) To experience active addition and find release in recovery once was a blessing, but to do it twice is a miracle. There is so much more to recovery than just attending meetings and staying clean and sober. It truly is a way of life and a path to...

The Stages of Relapse

by Dr. Steven Melemis Relapse is a process, it’s not an event. In order to understand relapse prevention you have to understand the stages of relapse. Relapse starts weeks or even months before the event of physical relapse. In this article you will learn how to use...

Video: Why Do People Relapse?

In times of high stress, high alertness, worry, difficult times or mood disorders like depression or anxiety, people are completely vulnerable to going back to their drug of choice. This is why we need to know where we’re at and learn practical ways of keeping...

Perspective: Learning to be in AA, not around AA

by Mark D. (Sullivan 2015) I was born into a family of three brothers and three sisters. My father passed away eight months after my birth. He had been taken by the abuse of alcohol. He was 35 years old. I was never told of my father’s history of alcohol or how he had...

How to Avoid Chronic Relapse

by Patrick Meninga One of the problems for people who leave alcoholism treatment is the possibility of relapse. Not only this, but many people in early recovery are prone to chronic relapse. That is, they just keep relapsing over and over again in spite of their best...