Unit 6 Alcohol Relapse

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1.6 Alcohol relapse Alcohol relapse is the situation in which the person is returning to the previous pattern of alcohol use usually followed by the period of abstinence. Many studies have documented high rates of relapse upto 65-80 percent in the first year of treatment among substance dependents(Vyas and Ahuja 2008).It is a perplexing situation among the substance abusers. Eventhough there are dramatic advancements in the treatment modalities, client compliance is generally poor and response to a drug or alcoholic use is a common occurrence (Kumar, 2014). The major research finding of substance dependence treatment outcome is relapse with approximately 66 percent returning to drinking by the 90th day follow-up assessment. However a variety

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