Chapter 1: Understanding Relapse
The group explores the specific situations of their relapse experiences. The men uncover feelings of fear, inadequacy, and over-confidence, which ultimately led to relapse. In this section, the group discusses the concept that relapse does not just happen at once; that it is instead a process that builds slowly from pain, in one form or another. In order to avoid relapse, one must do more than just stop using, Larsen says, one must look pointedly at their pain, and replace old lies with new truths.