The crux of the RELAPSE lies within the mental states that precede the RELAPSE. This mental state is called our emotions. Sick, unhealthy emotions are called a drunk. Left unchecked by anger, boredom, and the like, this soul sickness can sabotage our precarious sobriety. Of real happiness we shall find none at all. It’s called a dry drunk. When we finally Trusted God and Cleaned House in the 12-Step method of recovery, we had to stop fighting. Many of us got all the answers to “why” and we found peace. We’d been given a daily reprieve from the RELAPSE contingent upon the maintenance of this peace. Our emotions healed. This determined self-destruction was lifted right out of us… and in this moment, we escaped relapse.