Many knowledgeable and experienced individuals have ascertained that relapsing in recovery is an inevitable and reoccurring issue. Although a vast number of people struggle during initial attempts to find lasting sobriety, relapsing does not have to be part of your story. The guilt, shame, and regret people feel after a relapse can be utterly crushing. These feelings deter people from returning to meetings and reconnecting with their support groups during times when they need to most. We at TWC encourage all those to listen and learn from recovering addicts who have relapsed in the past. Addiction can be cunning, baffling, and powerful but there is a solution. If you have relapsed, reach out to those that can help as quickly as possible. If you haven’t, work your program to the best of your ability so it doesn’t have to be part of your story!