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Addiction Solutions for Families Part 2: Handling a Relapse

Relapse is part of the process of finding sobriety. Nearly 80% of now-recovered addicts have experienced it. Here’s how to work through it & find recovery.

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Series Overview

Meet Andrea Arlington 3 Min

Relapse does not equal failure. Andrea Arlington’s innovative approach to sobriety debunks this myth and sets those with substance use disorder up for success through a family approach to recovery.

Addiction Solutions for Families Part 2: Handling a Relapse 32 Min

Relapse is part of the process of finding sobriety. Nearly 80% of now-recovered addicts have experienced it. Here’s how to work through it & find recovery.

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About the Series

Relapse is highly common when it comes to addiction. Researchers estimate that more than 80% of individuals will relapse in the first year of addiction treatment.

However, according to double Board Certified psychiatrist, Dr. Domenick Sportelli and certified ICF life coach, Andrea Arlington, relapse is part of the process of finding and maintaining sobriety. It is the rule, not the exception.

With that in mind, understanding how to handle relapse without provoking or isolating your loved one is a crucial and inevitable factor in finding full recovery.

In this comprehensive sit-down session between Andrea, Dr. Dom, and our host Kyle, you’ll learn Andrea’s key strategies for helping a loved one through each stage of relapse: from leaving the rehabilitation center in the first place, through to post-relapse recovery. She and Dr. Dom discuss how to empower your loved one to work through relapse and come out on the other side stronger and closer to sustaining sobriety.

Not every step on the journey toward sobriety feels like progress. There may be obstacles along the way, but there are treatment solutions and family strategies that can help loved ones get back on their feet and maintain long-term recovery. This series provides the expertise that can help those struggling with addiction, and their families, put their best foot forward.

Who is this series for?

This series is for family members and loved ones of those suffering from a substance use disorder.

This series is especially helpful for parents who need actionable strategies to support a child struggling during a relapse or help a child who is new to recovery.

“It’s a lifelong journey, not just for the loved one who’s suffering, but for the families as well. We need to be educated as family members about the stages of change that our loved one is going to go through, and part of those stages is often a slip or a full-blown relapse.”
- Andrea Arlington, ICF Life Coach & Addiction Specialist

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • A deeper understanding of every stage of the path toward sobriety
  • How families can improve and maintain their own mental and emotional health during this trying time
  • Behavioral and communication strategies that family members can implement during each part of the journey toward recovery
  • How families can alter their own behavior in order to set their loved one in recovery up for success
  • Actionable ways to empower a loved one in recovery to continue on the path toward sobriety

“Getting someone into rehabilitation is a huge milestone…[and] relapse is part of the process...so understanding relapse and that it’s not necessarily a failure is going to really dictate how that road keeps going.”

Double Board Certified Psychiatrist, D.O.

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