FAQ: I want to Get Sober, But I’m Scared of Relapsing. What are the Odds of Me Being Successful in Recovery?
Many people want to get clean, but the fear of relapse holds them back. However, this is dangerous thinking. After all, treatment makes it more likely you’ll get clean. Not seeking treatment because you’re afraid of relapse means you’ll never get clean.
It’s hard to struggle with an addiction. It clouds your thoughts. Addictions constantly look for ways to protect themselves. Choosing to not seek treatment is an example of this.
People are put off when they read articles that talk about how recovery programs don’t work.
The actual odds that you’ll be successful in recovery depends on the type of program you use. Programs that treat addiction as a question of willpower or morality are more likely to fail. Programs that use science and evidence-based treatment are more likely to be successful.