Happy new year! It's 2017 and 2016 is finally behind us. Or is it? Technically, it's only the date on the calendar that changed. We're celebrating going around the sun for another year. The new year is the start of renewed inspiration. Everyone's motivated to swing their life around and start living their dreams. This is great - up until about 20 January where most people lose it again.
You've probably thought about at least one of these before:
- "What happens if I relapse?"
- "What do I do after I relapsed?"
- "How can I avoid relapsing in the future?"
This is something I see so often in the community. I'll be blunt: it happens to almost everyone. Beginners often relapse in the first week. Even people who've been sober for years relapse. Instead of giving up, this post is about carrying on and making the best out of it.