Gorski on Recovery and Relapse – Overview on Relapse PreventionJul 30th, 2009 | By Dr. Jeffrey Huttman Ph.D.
Addicts who relapse aren’t suddenly taken drunk. Most experience is that progressive warning signs that reactivate denial and cause so much pain that self-medication with alcohol or drugs seem like a good idea. This is not a conscious process. These warning signs develop automatically and unconsciously. Since most recovering people have never been taught how to identify and manage relapse warning signs, they don’t notice them until the pain becomes