Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Rules & Relapse Prevention Guide Launched

The new report, titled “The 5 Rules of Recovery” discusses five simple rules for patients to follow as they are recovering from drug, alcohol, or behavior addictions. The article is based on peer-reviewed research and provides detailed advice for managing triggers, finding support, and practicing mindfulness and self-care.

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The latest resource aims to support people through their recovery and give them tools and actionable advice to maintain an addiction-free lifestyle and prevent relapse.

Addiction is a psychological illness in which people have a compulsive need to regularly use a substance or engage in a behavior even when there are harmful consequences. Alcohol, prescription medications, drugs, and gambling are common addictions that people struggle with. While addiction is a chronic condition, it is treatable and successful recovery is possible.

“The 5 Rules of Recovery” offers guidance to patients in recovery to support healing from addiction and prevent relapse. Each rule is elaborated on in-depth, with explanations of why it is important and actions that the patient can take to commit to change.

The advice in the article focuses on effecting change in the recovering patient’s life. Changing negative thoughts, identifying triggers, building a support network, and identifying relapse risks are some topics that are discussed in the piece.

The article is based on peer-reviewed research from many sources, including “The Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment”, “The American Journal of Psychiatry”, and other journals, as well as books and policy documents. The advice and tools presented in the article have shown to be effective at supporting addiction recovery and preventing future relapse.

Addiction Help Center publishes articles on a variety of topics related to addiction and mental illness treatment and recovery. Articles cover topics such as drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, insurance coverage for treatment, and culturally relevant treatment options. More details can be found at

According to the author, Dr. Steven M. Melemis, “Recovery is difficult because you have to change your life, and all change is difficult, even good change. Recovery is rewarding because you get the chance to change your life.”

Interested parties can find more information at

Addiction Help Center

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