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What if I’m afraid opioid addiction treatment won’t work?

Treatment is just the first step to recovery. During this process family members sometimes have mixed feelings. You may feel exhausted, angry, relieved, worried, and afraid that, if this doesn’t work, nothing will. You may feel as if you are walking on eggshells and that, if you do something wrong, you may cause your loved one to relapse. It is important for you to remember that you cannot cause a relapse—only the person who takes a drug is responsible for that. No one can predict whether your family member will recover, or for how long, but many people who receive treatment do get better. The longer people stay in treatment the more likely they will remain drug and free. About half the people who complete treatment for the first time continue to recover. Of course, this means that about half will return to using drugs (called relapse) before they finally give them up for good. Adolescents are even more likely to use drugs or alcohol or both again. It is not uncommon for a person to need to go through treatment more than one time. Often the person needs to return to treatment quickly to prevent a slip or relapse from leading to a chronic problem. It is important for you to understand that relapse is often a part of the recovery process. Do not be discouraged if your family member uses drugs again. Many times relapses are short and the person continues to recover.

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