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This term minimizes a relapse or return to use of a substance after a period of abstinence. It may imply a brief relapse with rapid return to abstinence.

Acronym: SLIP
  • Sobriety Loses Its Priority implies relapse may result from failure to place a sufficiently high priority on sobriety.
  • Something Lousy I Planned implies relapse is a matter of choice and can be set up in advance.