Through media exposure in the United States, many people afflicted with drug and alcohol addictions are portrayed in a negative light. If those who have addiction problems are sober for a long time and then relapse, they are especially looked down upon by the sober community. This brings me to my research question: Why do clients relapse once they leave rehabilitation? I am an intern at chemical dependency recovery center. I have seen many women graduate their programs and return back at the center for another try at recovery. Through my time at my internship, I wanted to further research why these women were relapsing once they graduated treatment.