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Relapse is so common in the alcohol and drug recovery process that it is often assumed that those trying to remain abstinent have at least one relapse before they achieve lasting sobriety. But a relapse, sometimes called a “slip,” doesn’t begin when you pick up a drink or a drug. It is a slow process that begins long before you actually use.The steps to a relapse are actually changes in attitudes, feelings and behaviors that gradually lead to the final step, picking up a drink or a drug.If you are trying to obtain long-term sobriety and avoid having a relapse along the way,therefore it is important to recognize the warning signs and take action to keep them from progressing into a full-blown relapse.