Clinical science and years of data show that this is a high risk time of relapse for most clients! At this time, most clients are given a “graduation”, some pamphlets, and sent on their way with a pat on the back. Most relapse!
Why does this happen over and over again?!! The reason is that we know, from previous studies, that this is a very stressful time for the disease of addiction. If we are going to consider addiction a chronic disease like asthma, consider this: the patient has a mild asthma attack and use their rescue inhaler and feel better.