A lot of people who are recovering from alcohol or drug abuse and addiction are afraid that they will relapse. That’s understandable. After all, you’ve worked so hard to get your battle with drugs or alcohol under control and finally feel like your life is coming together. In fact, after being in recover for a while, a lot of people wonder if they can go back to using just this once.

Relapse: Why “Just This Once” Never Ends There

Is it Safe to Use, Even Just This Once?

The road to recovery is a lifelong journey. In other words, for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, they have to remain vigilant and not give in to temptations. Even just using one time could instantly bring someone who has been sober for 20 years back to rock bottom.

In other words, for people who are in recovery, there is no such thing as “just one time”; if you use at all, even just a small amount, the risk of relapsing is severe.

Why is Using Just Once Dangerous?

For recovering alcoholics, taking even just one sip of beer or a shot of liquor can start a vicious downward spiral. The same is true for someone who is recovering from opiates, benzos, or anything else.

But why is using “just this once” so dangerous?

It has to do with the chemical structure of an addict’s brain. Their disease – addiction – tells them that it’s OK to have just one drink or take just one bump, and before they know it, the disease is calling them to have another drink or another bump, and they’re right back to square one.

Someone who is in recovery is always in recovery; even if they have been sober for 10, 20, 30, 40, or more years. Using “just this once” can lead to a severe relapse, so it’s important to always stay aware of your sobriety and stay away from temptations.

If you slip, do you return to day one?

Some people without hesitation, a slip means you return to day one. This type of attitude motivates some people to not have slips, and remain committed to their sobriety. Others find resetting the clock disheartening, and actually makes it harder for them to stay sober. Be honest with yourself, but choose the approach that best serves your sobriety.

It all counts: every day, every decision, every slip or relapse. The important thing is not to allow a slip or even a relapse to undermine your sober future. A mistake is not the end of your journey. It merely informs where you go from there, as you make your way down the road to recovery.


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