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Recovery Plus Relapse back into addiction is not an overnight event – it is weeks or months in the making. David Brown lists seven warning signs so that disaster can be prevented. your library’s essential reference Feb 2016 57 About the author David Brown is a professional interventionist, mentor, coach, public speaker and educator. He is english, educated in Cumbria, and has travelled the world extensively. He is a licensed addictions counsellor and a board registered interventionist. He is also a CSAT (c) as he believes that increasing his knowledge in the sex addiction field will help him with the interventions he does. David and his wife own Avenues to Recovery in the Kansas City area. Avenues provides substance-abuse treatment, intervention and recovery mentoring services. David’s personal recovery dates from 1 August 1982. that we can easily convince ourselves that it’s no big deal. We look the other way and start doing other things. All of a sudden a huge domino falls on us from behind, crushing us to floor, causing serious pain and injury in the process. We need to make the pain go away and we reach for old reliable – the magical substances that usually helped us be without pain in the past. We’ve now started drinking and drugging.” We now understand the sad truth which is that many people who try to recover from addiction to alcohol or drugs do not stay non-stop in recovery. Although relapse may be common, rarely does it occur without warning. There is a process, deterioration, a return to stinking thinking. There are usually significant behaviours which signal that the recovering person is at high risk for relapse. It is critical for anyone in recovery to understand these warning signs. So let’s look at these, with the help of Gorski. The following are seven warning signs that you might be heading toward a relapse. 1. You stop doing what you need to do to stay abstinent. The recovering person stops doing the things that were doing to stay clean and sober. They don’t have time. Their priorities change. They


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