When addicts relapse, it means they have returned to using drugs or alcohol after a period of abstinence. Relapse is a common occurrence in addiction recovery and can happen at any time during the recovery process. Some common reasons for relapse include stress, triggers, social pressure, and emotional or mental health issues. It’s important for individuals in recovery and their loved ones to understand that relapse is not a sign of failure, but rather an opportunity to learn and grow in recovery. It’s important to seek support from addiction professionals and peer support groups to address the underlying issues that led to the relapse and prevent future relapses.