Understanding Relapse Prevention
(Relapse Prevention)

Nurses, Counselors, and other interested Health Professionals

• This is a six-hour training aimed at providing an introduction to Understanding Relapse Prevention for the counselor, nurse, or other professional
• This course directly relates to the domains of assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility, with a specific substance abuse focus.

OBJECTIVES: (Behavioral Terminology)
Upon completion, the learner will be able to identify:
1. The concepts of Relapse and Relapse Prevention as part of the Addiction and Recovery Process;
2. Relapse prevention principles, such as management of irrational thoughts, unmanageable feelings, self-destructive urges, and self-defeating behaviors that are commonly seen in persons suffering from Substance Use Disorders;
3. Stages of recovery treatment and relapse prevention including stabilization, warning sign identification, warning sign management, and recovery planning;
4. Appropriate responses to a relapse by use of planned interventions, stabilizing the client in the appropriate level of care, assessment of the factors that contributed to the relapse, and revision of the recovery plan.

Course Revised 11/2014