Questions about Heroin Relapse
I'm trying to understand and find out the truth right now. My brother is an addict. His DOC is Heroin. He's recently been in treatment and since he's been out he's had a few smaller relapses on alcohol, prescription pills and now Heroin. He claims he started using Xanex and then used Heroin once and was able to stop himself from using again.
My question is this: Is it even possible for someone to relapse on their Drug of Choice and then stop from using after once? Maybe it's a dumb question, but he has my parents convinced that he was able to kick it but I don't agree. He claims that you only have to go to detox after using 5 or 6 times because then Heroin has started to actually replace a chemical in your body.
Any help/opinions/facts would be wonderful.
A worried sister, RMTshelley