Relapse prevention

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Course Details

Price : €225.00

Duration : 2 Day

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‘’ Strong theoretical base, flexible realistic models to work from and scope for shaping to own setting. It’s nice to receive realistic training delivered in a professional way. This will be so useful.’’ Participant. Relapse Prevention. Ana Liffey. Tullamore. September 2012

‘’ I really enjoyed the style of teaching. It felt real to the people I work with and lots of relevant tools to adapt to my work.’’ Participant. Relapse Prevention. Ana Liffey. Tullamore. September 2012

‘’ Very enjoyable and the day passed quickly. Very relevant and practical information in the tool kits. Presentations were grounded in real situations making it all very easy to relate to and more likely to be confident in using tools.’’ Participant. Relapse Prevention. Ana Liffey. Tullamore. September 2012


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.

Impact of Addiction on the Family

Programme Duration

2 day training workshop on relapse prevention. The course can also be run in-house for organisations as requested over either 1 or 2 days depending on level required.

Programme certification

Certificate in Relapse Prevention from The Learning Curve Institute.

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

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

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.

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements



Other Information

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby students are provided with the contact details of the lecturer and are free to contact him/her with any questions they may have or that they would like the lecturer to help them with.


All materials are supplied by The Learning Curve Institute

Contact Details

Please contact The Learning Curve Institute on 098 25530 or for more information.

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