Relapse recovery life

So i have a quetion i am farely new to the recovery lifestyle. So my thing is its cool that an alcoholic drinks a few beers. Not called relapse. But an old school junkie smoked a couple times and they are put a title o on there name. Why? Can someone answer that please?

Welcome to the community!

I don’t really understand your question but if it helps at all, I think almost everyone would consider it a relapse if a sober alcoholic had even one beer.


This is a relapse.

This is also a relapse.


Welcome! I’m not sure I fully understand but an alcoholic having a few beers (or even any alcohol imo) is considered a relapse also.