Our Policy on Relapse

at White House Recovery & Detox

At White House Recovery and Detox, we understand that many people experience some form of relapse as a part of recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an average of 50% of people treated for drug use disorders will experience a relapse at some point in recovery. A lapse is not indicative of whether or not you are capable of long-term sobriety. We believe that while relapse is not inevitable, everyone deserves a second chance, and we understand the struggle of overcoming cravings and triggers. White House Recovery and Detox is here to help you stay healthy and safe in every way we can. 

Communication Can Prevent Relapse 

During your stay with us, it is important that you communicate with our staff if you are feeling in danger of a relapse. We are here to help and will do everything in our power to ensure that you succeed at long-term sobriety. You can lower the risk of a slip-up or relapse by being open and honest with our team. Previous instances of relapse shouldn’t stop you from letting us help you, nor should fears that you may slip in the future. We know that by providing resources and a safe environment for you to get back on track with your recovery goals, your risk of future slip-ups will decrease significantly. 

How We Respond to Relapse

No matter where you are in your sobriety, we can help guide you back towards safer behaviors and thought patterns. You may require a change of routine, in which case we have a plethora of information on outside treatments and therapies that can effectively get you through difficult moments. At the end of the day, your continued sobriety and wellbeing are our top priorities. 

We Put Your Safety First

Your health and safety are paramount, which is why we employ several preventative measures to ensure that your stay at White House Recovery and Detox remains low-stress and low-risk. Some of the targeted policies and forms of information we offer to include:

  • Relapse prevention education
  • Accountability check-ins
  • Personal and familial interventions
  • Dedicated detox and withdrawal care

Relapse and Family Cycles of Abuse

We understand that it can be especially challenging to break out of that cycle of chemical dependency if you have a loved one or family member who is also part of substance use culture. Our supportive recovery environment can help you to get out of that rut so that you can forge a new path forward. One-on-one and group therapy will provide a compassionate medium for discussing how your family life may be impacting your recovery. A strong support system can lower the risk of a future relapse. With God’s blessing, we will give you every opportunity.


Everyone deserves a second chance. Relapse is a part of recovery for many people navigating the process, and you deserve to be treated with encouragement and guidance, not judgment. If you find yourself struggling with relapse or intense cravings, do not hesitate: reach out today and let our team at White House Recovery and Detox help you get back on track. For more information, call White House Recovery and Detox at (800) 510-5393.