The relapse rate for substance use disorders is estimated to be as much as 85% (NIDA, 2018). This is similar to rates of ‘relapse for other chronic diseases, such as hypertension or asthma. Addiction is considered a highly treatable disease, and recovery is attainable.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
• Why do you believe high rates of relapse are occurring in the criminal Justice-involved population?