Preventing Relapse in Substance Use Disorders & Recurrence of Symptoms in Psychiatric Disorders

  • The Basics About Relapse or Recurrence of Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders  

  • Preventing a Recurrence of Symptoms & Identifying Substance Dependence Relapse Warning Signs 

  • Relapse Prevention Skills for Substance Dependence Disorders

  • Identifying Psychiatric Relapse Triggers and Warning Signs of a Recurrence of Symptoms

  • Coping With Relapse & Turning a Relapse Into a Learning Experience 

  • Culture, Family, Gender, and Relapse & Personal Identification of External Relapse Triggers

  • Specific Relapse Triggers and Solutions & Co-Occuring Disorders and Stress

  • Personal Identification of Relapse and Crisis Internal Triggers

  • Developing “My Personal Relapse and Crisis Prevention Plan”

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The Basics About Relapse or Recurrence of Symptoms of Co-Occurring Disorders (pages: Subject 8-7 – 8-15)
Positive Beginning; Relapse Defined; Relapse of a Substance Disorder; Relapse of Psychiatric Disorder; Co-Occurring Disorders and Relapse; Degrees of a Relapse or The Return of Symptoms; Concerns About Calling a Drink or a Drug a “Slip,” Instead of a Relapse; Myths and Facts About Relapse; Relapse or Recurrence of Symptoms and Chronic Illnesses; Fear in Recovery and Fear of Relapse; Motivation and Relapse or Setbacks; Relapse Is a Process Not an Event; Changes Signal The Risk of Relapse; Percentages of Particular Relapses; Substance Disorder Relapse Can Be a Life or Death Matter; Disease Progression and Relapse; Psychiatric Disorder Relapse Can Be Extremely Serious; Psychiatric Disorder Progression and Relapse; Why Do People “Go Back Out?”; Causes of Relapse; “This Is Recovery” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

 

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Preventing a Recurrence of Symptoms & Identifying Substance Dependence Relapse Warning Signs (pages: Subject 8-16 – 8-22)
Positive Beginning; Preventing a Recurrence of Symptoms; Mapping The Danger Points; Identifying Substance Dependence Relapse Triggers; Internal Triggers; External Triggers; A State of Mind; Signs of Slipping in Thoughts and Attitudes; Signs of Slipping With Favorite Bad Feeling; Changes Can Be Warning Signs; Not All Changes Are Relapse Risk Factors; Persistent Psychiatric Symptoms Are Not a Relapse; Strategies to Cope With Persistent Symptoms; Identifying Substance Dependence Relapse Warning Signs; “Trouble Tree” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

 

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Relapse Prevention Skills for Substance Dependence Disorders (pages: Subject 8-44 – 8-49; 8-53 – 8-55; 8-60 – 8-62)
Positive Beginning; Relapse Prevention Plan; Don’t Take the First Drink or The First Drug; See Through The First Use; Think Through The First Drink or Drug; Protect Yourself From The First Drink or Drug – Relapse Prevention Card; Yes, It’s Hard – You Bet It Is!; Relapse Prevention Strategies For Chemical Dependency; Remember The Basics – The Link Between Disorders; “Mary’s Divine Intervention Experience” Inspirational Reading; Positive Closure

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Identifying Psychiatric Relapse Triggers and Warning Signs of a Recurrence of Symptoms (pages: Subject 8-22 – 8-26)
Positive Beginning; Introduction of The Group Topic and Why It’s Important; Schizophrenia Relapse Triggers or Warning Signs of a Recurrence of Symptoms; Bipolar Disorder Relapse Triggers or Warning Signs of a Recurrence of Symptoms; Manic Episode Relapse Triggers or Warning Signs of a Recurrence of Symptoms; Depressive Episode Relapse Triggers or Warning Signs of a Recurrence of Symptoms; Anxiety Disorder Relapse Triggers or Warning Signs of a Recurrence of Symptoms; Positive Closure 

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Coping With Relapse & Turning a Relapse Into a Learning Experience (pages: Subject 8-38 – 8-44)
Positive Beginning; The First Thing to Do Is Stop Immediately; The Second Thing To Do Is Call Someone Right Away; Reactions to Relapses; Put the Hammer Away; Don’t Turn a Slip Into a Full-Blown Relapse; Turn a Relapse Into a Learning Experience; Identify What Led Up to Using; From the Unconscious to The Conscious; Autopsy of a Relapse; Identifying What Needs to Be Learned; Validating What Had Been Learned; “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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Culture, Family, Gender, and Relapse & Personal Identification of External Relapse Triggers (pages: Subject 8-26 – 8-31)
Positive Beginning; Culture, Family, Gender, and Relapse; Educating The Family About The Relapse Process; Relapse Prevention Means Engaging the Family in The Process; Don’t  Let Your Family Get to You; Asking  Family and Other Supportive People For  Feedback; Celebrating Recovery With Your Family; Women and Relapse; Lack of Support For Women Compared to Men; Relationship Challenges; Sexual Abuse and Relapse; Relapse Triggers Specific to Women; Relapse Prevention and Women; “Personal Identification of External Relapse Triggers” Handout; “Steve’s Divine Intervention Experience” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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Specific Relapse Triggers and Solutions & Co-Occurring Disorders and Stress (pages: Subject 8-31 – 8-38)
Positive Beginning; Avoiding Triggers Is an Ongoing Process; Using Other Drugs; Coping With Holidays or Special Occasions; Handling Money; Nutrition and Relapse; Sex and Relapse; Over-Stimulation and Excitement; Relapse and Stress; The Effects of Stress on Physical Health; Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders and Stress; Vicious Cycles of Stress, Symptoms, and More Stress; Effects of Stress on Depression and Anxious Symptoms; Importance of Avoiding Stress; The Paths to Relapse or Recovery; “Patrick And Helen’s Divine Intervention” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure 

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Personal Identification of Relapse and Crisis Internal Triggers (pages: Subject 8-44 – 8-49)
Positive Beginning; Relapse Prevention Plan; Don’t Take The First Drink or The First Drug; See Through The First Use; Think Through the First Drink or Drug; Protect Yourself From The First Drink or Drug – Relapse Prevention Card; Yes, It’s Hard – You Bet It Is!; “Personal Identification of Internal Triggers That Can Lead to Relapse or a Crisis” Handout; Positive Closure 

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Developing “My Personal Relapse and Crisis Prevention Plan” (Subject 8)
Positive Beginning; Identify High Risks: Don’t Let Up on Disciplines; When Symptoms Come Together; Daily Relapse Prevention Inventory; Internal Relapse Triggers; External Relapse Triggers; Extreme Crisis Prevention Plan; “Don’t Quit” Inspirational Handout; Positive Closure

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