Recovering addicts despair of themselves when they relapse. And for good reason. Relapse vomits all over the life of not only the addict themselves – but also everyone closely connected to that person – and many others to boot. But relapse is very much a part of recovery and that needs to be acknowledged – and even welcomed – by those with the wisdom to see past all the horrors that relapse brings. I would also go as far as to say that relapse can actually be a great gift to an addict too if the person comes at it with the right attitude once the dust has settled after a relapse.