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There are many factors that can lead to a drug relapse. Here are the most common alcohol and drug relapse risk factors.

  1. Being in the presence of drugs or alcohol, drug addicts or alcohol addicts, or places where you used or bought chemicals.

  2. Feelings we perceive as negative, particularly anger; also sadness, loneliness, guilt, fear, and anxiety. (read: alcoholism and depression)

  3. Positive feelings that make you want to celebrate.

  4. Boredom.

  5. Getting high on any drug.

  6. Physical pain.

  7. Listening to war stories and just dwelling on getting high.

  8. Suddenly having a lot of cash.

  9. Using prescription drugs that can get you high even if you use them properly.

  10. Believing that you no longer have to worry (complacent). That is, that you are no longer stimulated to crave drugs/alcohol by any of the above situations (stop drinking cravings), or by anything else - and therefore maybe it's safe for you to use occasionally.


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