Teens entering treatment for substance addiction often face a difficult time upon exiting. When returning to the situation they were in when they were using the only difference may be that they are sober and trying to remain sober.
Relapse is common. The National Institute on Drugs Agency (NIDA) reports that approximately half of individuals that finish drug treatment relapse once the treatment is complete. For some individuals, the cravings are so intense that they return to the substance and begin and cycle of recovery and relapse that can go on for years.