Relapse as Part of Recovery
Posted by nepeht on October 7, 2008
According to Webster’s On-line Dictionary, the word “Reecovery” means:
- the process of combating a disorder (as alcoholism) or a real or perceived problem
The same source defines relapse as:
the act or an instance of backsliding, worsening, or subsiding
a recurrence of symptoms of a disease after a period of improvement
Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin relapsus, from Latin relabi to slide back, from re- + labi to slide — more at sleep
As a person who is medically allergic to gluten, I have tried many times to be absolutely gluten-free. Anyone who has tried this while living in the U.S. can tell you it is not easy.
When I fall off the gluten-free wagon and treat myself to a sweet-roll, a piece of pizza or something else, I am relapsing.
One of the probably consequences of this for me is a dramatic fall in my energy level.
I will write more later.