Last night during my Friday evening Drug Therapy Zoom Meeting, someone opened up about a recent drug relapse. I wanted to share what I told the gentleman last night.
Once a person has decided to use, sometimes the outcome may be altered if they can buy themselves some time. We need to delete and erase all forms of contact. If we don’t have those phone numbers and social media friends any longer, those who have or can get drugs, then maybe the process of finding drugs will take too long. Quite possibly, because it now takes longer to find drugs, we will buy ourselves enough time so that we will change our minds and not relapse. This, of course, is only one of many tools for relapse prevention. Every little brick helps to build a wall between the addict and the drug.
October 17, 2020