Understanding Relapse Complexities Part 2

Yesterday, in part 1, I began our discussion of several important external factors that make seeking treatment harder. It’s helpful to understand the various challenges people face when combating a…

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Understanding Relapse Complexities Part 1

There are internal and external variables that make seeking treatment for substance use disorders difficult. Some internal or personal factors might include lifestyle choices, will power, motivation levels, and personality…

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Managing Emotions Prevents Relapse

Addressing Emotional Problems  It is vital for clients to understand the signs and symptoms of mental illness and address worry, stress, anger, anxiety, depression, and many other emotional concerns. In…

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Understanding Relapse Risk Factors

Your recovery plan has two vital components. 1. Reduce the symptoms of mental health and substance use disorders and 2. prevent relapse. There are numerous threats along the way that…

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The Road to Relapse Prevention (COD Lesson)

To keep your recovery strong, there are numerous things you should not continue to do. But there are numerous things you can do to prevent relapse from occurring. This lessons will have you examine a list of over 40 items and rate yourself on each item to determine the strength of your recovery progress. This inventory will help you detect key areas of progress and strength as well as identifying areas that need improvement. To the degree you do these things, you will get stronger, feel better about your progress, and increase the probability of staying in recovery.

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Recognizing Relapse Points (COD Lesson)

Relapse is defined as becoming ill again after a period of improvement in health has occurred. Treatment for co-occurring disorders focuses on substance use and mental health issues. Relapse can mean a return of mental health symptoms, or substance use may begin again. Because the issues are so interwoven, a return of symptoms in one category may inflame or initiate the return of problems in the other as well. In this lesson, you will learn the 12 major factors frequently leading to relapse and discover specific ways to guard against them.

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Understanding Relapse (COD Lesson)

Once you have made a commitment to not use and have started recovery, strong desires to use again may still exist. Relapse is returning to using drugs or alcohol after a period of being drug-free. Many people who struggle with addiction will have one or more relapses. This lesson will help you understand the key physiological changes occurring in the brain as addiction progresses. Understand your personal vulnerabilities and discover how triggers and cues affect the addicted person biochemically and emotionally. Examine key lessons that can be learned from previous relapses and use those insights to strengthen your recovery.

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Relapse Prevention | Philosophy of Care

Relapse Prevention Plan

This is a pdf download that contains six worksheets and full color graphic that describe how the materials found at Journey to Recovery are designed as a tool kit to help in your treatment of mental health and substance abuse issues.

It is our philosophy that recovery must tackle chemical and emotional issues at the same time.

 

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Relapse Prevention Success

Of course there are numerous things you should not do in order to keep your recovery program strong. Co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse will be talking with Dr. Hal…

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Recognizing Relapse Points (Part 2)

On today’s podcast, join co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse as they continue talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about recognizing relapse points. The focus of today's discussion is twelve areas…

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Recognizing Relapse Points (Part 1)

In today’s episode co-hosts Tim Bode and Gaylen Morse are talking with Dr. Hal Baumchen about identifying situations and circumstances that might lead to relapse. To be successful in your…

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Understanding Relapse

Chemically dependent individuals can demonstrate relapse behaviors at any time throughout their recovery process, but are especially prone during the early stages of recovery. The relapse process starts when a…

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Library

substance Abuse Worksheets & Mental Health Resources Successful recovery must tackle substance use and emotional issues at the same time. Treatment of co-occurring disorders is designed for two primary reasons:…

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Mental Health Worksheets

https://youtu.be/Vwr5rnsW568 Mental Health Worksheets Downloadable mental health worksheets and therapist resources. Topics include Managing Anxiety, Depression, CBT, Anger Management, Self-Esteem, Stress Management and more. Only $10 Per MOnth Journey to…

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