Relapse is a common occurrence in addiction recovery, including for alcoholics. While some people are able to quit drinking and maintain sobriety without relapsing, others may struggle with relapse. The risk of relapse can be affected by many factors, including the severity and duration of the addiction, the presence of co-occurring mental health disorders, the availability of support and resources, and the individual’s motivation and commitment to recovery. However, relapse does not necessarily mean failure, and many people are able to learn from their experiences and continue working towards lasting sobriety.