Addicts may relapse at any point in their recovery journey. Some people may relapse early in their recovery, while others may relapse after years of sobriety. Relapse is often triggered by stress, negative emotions, exposure to people, places, or things associated with drug use, and feeling complacent or overconfident in one’s recovery. It’s important to note that relapse is not a sign of failure or weakness, but rather a common and often expected part of the recovery process. It’s important to seek support and treatment as soon as possible if a relapse occurs.