Not everyone who uses drugs or alcohol or participates in bad behavior will develop addictive behaviors. Similarly, not everyone who seeks recovery will relapse. However, relapse is a normal and common part of recovery. Some start using or drinking again, thinking they can “control it this time,” or to fit back in socially, or to escape the difficulties and challenges of sobriety. There are warning signs you should be aware of that would put you at risk for developing those addictive behaviors again, and slipping into relapse.