The statistics are staggering: 50-90% of addicts and alcoholics relapse in their first year following treatment. Common consensus is that relapse is a part of recovery and is unavoidable in the majority of cases. How is it, then, that another group of addicted people have so much success in recovery that nearly 90% are still sober five years after treatment?
The answer is to use the formula for sustained recovery that many licensed professionals have succeeded with for decades, the Physician Health Program (a successful plan used to treat addicted physicians). Renowned Author and Interventionist Debra Jay calls this program “the gold standard of treatment” that should be available to and used by everyone who suffers from the disease of addiction.