In the ‘Preventing Relapse” module, we’ll move from our basic insights into addiction into the real-life challenges that people face in early recovery. Those challenges coalesce into one word: relapse. Having a relapse is a common outcome when trying to recover from addiction. However, having a knowledge base and skill set for dealing with relapse can make the difference between a hiccup in recovery and a full-scale return to active addiction.
In the following lessons, we’ll take a close look into the causes and sequence of events that can lead to relapse. We’ll take what we learned about addiction’s impact on brain function and thinking and see how it creates mental stumbling blocks that remain in recovery. The overarching purpose of this module is to provide more clarity into our own thought patterns and emotions and ultimately learn how to take control of our mental life, steering it away from the harmful patterns of addictive thinking.
To begin, please click on a lesson below:
- Introduction to Relapse
- Triggers & Changing People, Places, and Things
- Stinkin' Thinkin'
- Planning a Relapse
- How to Stop a Relapse
- Addictive Voice Recognition
- The ABC's of RET - Beliefs
- The ABC's of RET - Consequences
- The ABC's of RET - Putting It All Together
- What if I "Need" (I Mean Want) Pain Medications?
- Doctor Management