Relapse Prevention

Good relapse prevention work is key amongst addiction professionals. This programme is designed to meet the needs of those working within the addiction field in relation to this area by following a specific model of relapse prevention and covering some practical applications of this model. The model used is that of Marlatt and Gordon.

The Relapse Prevention model proposed by Marlatt and Gordon would suggest that two issues come into play when looking at Relapse Prevention, namely immediate determinants (e.g., high-risk situations, coping skills, outcome expectancies, and the abstinence violation effect) and covert antecedents (e.g., lifestyle factors and urges and cravings) can all contribute to relapse.

Programme Duration

Two days.

Programme Aims

The aim of this 2 day workshop is to enable participants to identify and use specific interventions such as; identification of high-risk situations for each client, enhancing the client's coping skills for these situations, increasing the client's self-efficacy, eliminating myths regarding alcohol's effects, managing lapses, and restructuring the client's perceptions of the relapse process.

Global strategies comprise balancing the client's lifestyle and helping him or her develop positive addictions, employing stimulus control techniques and urge- management techniques, and developing relapse road maps.

Programme Content

Participants will receive handouts and relevant literature to enable them to develop their understanding of Relapse Prevention appropriate to this level. In each session attendees will have the opportunity to observe and practice Relapse Prevention techniques through role-plays and scenarios provided by the trainer.

Learning Outcomes

  • To build on and expand existing knowledge, in relation to Relapse Prevention within the group. 
  • To enhance confidence in participants use of Relapse Prevention strategies. 
  • To allow space and time for participants to look at their own practice in relation to Relapse prevention and discuss clients that they have had or are currently working with (suitably anonymous) in relation to a Relapse Prevention approach.

Connect with Your Trainer

Where appropriate, The Learning Curve Institute will also distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each attendee in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone in the room and is tailored to a suitable level while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute also offers a bespoke post course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have.

Programme Certification

Certificate in Relapse Prevention from The Learning Curve Institute.