Drug Abuse Relapse Phases & Warning Signs – Infographic

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Avoidance And Defensive Behavior 

  • Other Have Concern For Well-Being 
  • Denial Of The Concern
  • “I’ll Never Drink Again”
  • Worrying About Others Instead Of Self
  • Defensive & Compulsive Behavior
  • Tendencies Toward Loneliness

Crisis Building

  • Tunnel Vision
  • Minor Depression
  • Loss Of Constructive Planning
  • Plans Begin To Fail
  • Periods Of Confusion
  • Easily Angered Or Irritated


  • Irregular Eating Habit
  • Lack Of Desire To Take Action
  • Irregular Sleeping Habits
  • Loss Of Daily Structure
  • Periods Of Deep Depression

Behavioral Loss Control

  • Irregular Attendance At Treatment Meetings
  • Development Of A “I Don’t Care Attitude “
  • Open Rejection Of Help

Recognition Of Lost Control

  • Self-Pity & Conscious Lying
  • Thoughts Of Social Drinking
  • Complete Loss Of Self-Confidence, Feelings Of Powerlessness And Helplessness. 
  • Unreasonable Resentments
  • Discontinues All Treatment
  • Overwhelming Loneliness Frustration Anger And Tension

Relapse Cycle

  • Initial Use
  • Shame And Guilt
  • Helplessness And Hopelessness
  • Complete Loss Of Control
  • Bio-Psycho-Social Damage

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