Dealing with setbacks in addiction recovery

First off, no one is granting you some sort of special permission to fail.  You’re not getting a hall pass from SMART, or anyone else to fail in your recovery. The person that’s ideally most concerned with you not experiencing a setback is (hopefully) yourself.

That said, statistics show that many people in addiction recovery have setbacks along the way.

So, let’s say that you got started in recovery, and you have a lapse.

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