12 Strategies to Help You Recover From a Relapse
It’s a dreadful place.
Maybe you had hoped you’d never go there. Or maybe you stay awake fearing you will. It doesn’t matter. You don’t have to stay there for long. You’ll be on your way shortly.
I prefer to use the term “set back” when I get sucked back into the Black Hole–bam!–stuck inside a brain that covets relief, any form of relief, and will do just about anything to get it. Because it’s certainly not the end of recovery. From depression or any addiction. A relapse merely gives you a new starting place. Since I struggle with this time in and time out in my own life, I’ve laid out a dozen strategies to get unstuck … to recover from a relapse.
Therese Borchard writes the Beyond Blue blog on Beliefnet.