What is Relapse?: Relapse is the act of substance use or engaging in compulsive behavior while undergoing recovery and treatment.
What are Withdrawal Symptoms?: Withdrawal symptoms will depend on what drug or behavior is no longer being used or engaged in. Common withdrawal symptoms include cravings, feelings of anxiety, sweating, irritability, cramps, vomiting, feeling of hopelessness or depression, seizures, hallucinations, fatigue, headaches, elevated heart rate and/or blood pressure, hallucinations, aggression, and more.
How to Recover from Trauma: There are numerous modalities to help people recover from trauma, both clinical and holistic. Clinical treatments may include neuroaffective relational, prolonged exposure, dialectical behavioral, or neurofeedback therapies. Holistic modalities (some self-help-oriented) may include mindfulness meditation, yoga, breathwork, or a range of physical activities or exercise.
What is Treatment?: Treatment for a substance use disorder or compulsive behavior can involve therapy and/or medical treatment. The goal of treatment is recovery.