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Why Rehab May Take More than One Try

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While relapsing may make you feel alone, it isn't all that uncommon for treatment to take more than one try to stay sober. The experts at North Georgia Recovery Center are here to outline some of the reasons why treatment may not be successful the first time around.

What is Relapse?

When a person is struggling with substance abuse and addiction, it can be tempting to return to alcohol or drug use. When the affected person does return to using, this is called relapsing. While it can be a shameful experience, it is important to note that it is extremely common for those struggling with addiction to relapse throughout their journey toward a sober lifestyle. In fact, an estimated 40-60% of those living with substance abuse disorders relapse after treatment.

Reasons for Relapse

While there are many reasons that people may return to alcohol and drug use following treatment, here are some of the most common reasons for relapsing:

  • Increased Stress levels
  • Feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Overconfidence in your sobriety and control
  • Being around others who are using

Heading Back for Additional Treatment

If you've temporarily had a lapse in judgment and have returned to using, it doesn't mean it has to be the end of the road for your journey toward sober living or that previous treatment failed. It just means that you have an opportunity to begin again and try a different course of treatment that may be right for you and your unique situation.

Seeking Help for Addiction at

The road to recovery starts with taking the first step. Let us walk alongside you on the path to sobriety and wellness. When you choose to get treatment at North Georgia Recovery Center, you can rest assured knowing that you will be treated by licensed therapists in our state-of-the-art facilities. Every one of our team members is certified to address and effectively treat the issues that come along with addiction.

To schedule your free consultation with our team, call (678) 940-7873 or reach out to us online today.