Relapse – A Painful Truth

Relapse is a harsh reality in the world of recovery.  There are a million reasons people give for relapse but the number one I hear everywhere I go is this:  RESENTMENT.  Someone who follows my blog sent me a fascinating, short video about relapse.  If you’re interested, watch it.  Profound, it sticks to the point.

Video Infographic by Clarity Way

The disheartening truth is that addicts and alcoholics relapse long before they pick up again.  A switch goes off and the obsession kicks back into the brain.  The obsession leads to the compulsion to drink or drug.  Once the compulsion is acted upon, it is off to the races.

Please, watch the video, visit the website if you wish, and leave your thoughts in the comment section!  I’d love to hear from you.

Have a blessed day.


  1. Such a painful topic. I’ve lost and left more than I can bear to remember. You are brave to take on such topics in your blog. I admire you for that.

    • Piper, hello. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. This is definitely a painful topic. Hopefully, society can open their eyes and stop labeling these tortured souls and start giving them resources to steer them in the right direction. Thanks again…

  2. Darlene, thanks for sharing. I hope your other readers find the video useful and interesting.

  3. I always think it wonderful when someone is able to share things of an intimate personal nature in hopes of helping others. You do this all the time, Darlene. God bless you.

  4. Important information. Thanks for sharing, Darlene.


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