If the list of relapse risks looks familiar it might be that you've seen them before. They're the same life circumstances that lead many people to misuse substances. Becoming "clean and sober" didn't make them go away. But, Oriental Medicine recognizes disharmonies long before the urge to use manifests. And if you learn and monitor your tongue characteristics frequently, you can recognize the beginnings of trouble before it manifests and take action to prevent it. See your acupuncturist and get Chinese herbal medicine. Have the NADA or PTSD needle protocol administered. Chew a bit of Gan Cao (licorice root). Read the Self Care section on this site.