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Course Overview

Substance use disorders are often referred to as chronic diseases that involve multiple episodes of remission and relapse. Like other chronic conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma, relapse rates associated with substance use and addictive disorders are extremely high (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2018). As with other chronic conditions, relapse to substance use disorders is most effectively treated through a combination of pharmacological and behavioral interventions. Relapse prevention strategies are a fundamental aspect for the successful treatment of substance use disorders, whether the treatment modality is inpatient, outpatient, short-term, or long-term in nature. Developing and implementing an effective relapse prevention plan with your clients will be a key to their successful ongoing recovery. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to theories of relapse and the empirically validated and evidence-based strategies for the prevention of relapse. You will receive a brief primer on addiction to inform your knowledge of relapse. Next, you will learn about concepts associated with relapse and factors that contribute to the risk of relapse. Finally, you will discover strategies for preventing relapse. This course is appropriate for professionals who work with individuals who are attempting to recover or are in recovery from a substance use disorder. The course content is geared toward individuals with a foundational knowledge of substance use disorders. It is recommended that you review the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders found in the DSM-5™.

About the Course Author

Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Jeremy King has over ten years of experience providing management and training to professionals in the field of behavioral health. Mr. King is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor in the state of New York. He also holds a BS in Economics from Fordham University and is a Certified Training Provider for the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. For the past ten years, Mr. King has provided training and technical assistance to human service organizations in the following areas: Substance Use Disorders; Trauma Informed Services; Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Cultural Competence; Group Facilitation Skills; CCAR Recovery Coach Academy; Motivational Interviewing; Tobacco Dependence; Confidentiality; Working through Resistance; Screening and Assessment for Mental Health Disorders; Theories of Human Development; and The Client/Counselor Relationship. Jeremy King, LCSW, CASAC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.75HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • American Psychological Association

    1.75HOURS

    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer co-sponsored psychology continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
  • California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators

    1.75HOURS

    Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.75 CEHs.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.75HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.70HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.7 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

    1.75HOURS

    Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

    1.75HOURS

    Education hours MCBAP-S This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.75HOURS

    This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.75 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • National Board for Certified Counselors

    1.75HOURS



    Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours
  • Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

    1.75HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RTX050401 CEBroker Provider 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours
  • Ohio Professional Counselor Board

    1.75HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social WOrker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board Provider # RCX100502 CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
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    1.75HOURS

    Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board CEBroker Provider: 50-290 This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board

    1.75HOURS

    PCB Approved Education This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Certification Board

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.

    Content Area: C8
  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.75HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Relias LLC is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.75 Clinical continuing education credits.


    Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

    1.75HOURS

    Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009. Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules. As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. Social workers will receive 1.75 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Psychology

    1.70HOURS

    Florida Board Of Psychology (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

    1.75HOURS

    Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.75 CEH's
  • Missouri Credentialing Board

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

    1.75HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

    1.75HOURS

    Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009 As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months. This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.75HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia

    1.75HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.75 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.75HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    1.75HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Florida Physician Assistants

    1.75HOURS

    Florida Physician Assistants (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.75HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

    1.75HOURS

    South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)
  • Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • Association of Social Work Boards

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • American Psychological Association

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • National Board for Certified Couneslors

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

    1.75HOURS

    N/A
  • New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board of Psychology

    1.75HOURS

    N/A


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-HHS-0-RPTS-V2
  • Hours:

    1.75
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2018-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe 3 aspects of an effective relapse prevention plan.; Discuss the steps for developing a personalized relapse prevention plan.; Explain how neurobiology is related to the relapse process.; Identify 2 evidence-based practices in relapse prevention.; List 3 medications that reduce the risk of relapse.; Summarize key ways to avoid relapse by exploring calming exercises and identifying triggers and early warning signs.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Etiology of Addiction: Setting the Stage for Relapse
    Meet Glen
    What Does Relapse Mean?
    A Variety of Approaches
    Neurobiology of Addiction: Basic Aspects of the Brain
    Neurotransmitters, Hormones, and Addiction
    The Stages of Addiction
    The Basal Ganglia and the Binge/Intoxication Stage of Addiction
    The Extended Amygdala and the Withdrawal/Negative Affect Stage of Addiction
    The Prefrontal Cortex and the Pre-Occupation/Anticipation Stage of Addiction
    Let’s Review!
    Summary
    Section 3: Understanding Relapse
    The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change: A Model for Understanding Relapse
    The Stages of Change and Relapse
    Relapse: A Normal Part of the Change Process
    What Do You Think?
    Glen, the Stages of Change, and Relapse
    Post-Acute Withdrawal and Relapse
    The Brain and Relapse: Addiction and Neuroadaptation
    Glen’s Brain and His Addiction: An Example of Neuroadaptation
    Glen’s Brain After Repeated Use
    Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders and Relapse
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Neurobiological Relapse Prevention Strategies
    Medication Basics
    Pharmacological Interventions for Alcohol Use
    Pharmacological Interventions for Opioid Use
    More on Glen
    Summary
    Section 5: Relapse Prevention: Behavioral Interventions
    The Marlatt Model of Relapse Prevention
    High-Risk Situations/Triggers
    The High-Risk “Big Three”
    Coping
    Positive Outcome Expectancies
    The Abstinence Violation Effect
    Quick Check
    Glen in the Context of the Marlatt Model
    Relapse Prevention Intervention Strategies
    Additional Relapse Prevention Intervention Strategies
    The GORSKI-CENAPS® Model of Recovery and Relapse Prevention
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Relapse Prevention Plans
    Developing the Plan
    Important Components of an Assessment
    Starting the Plan
    Including Medication-Assisted Treatment in the Plan
    Educating Your Clients About Medication
    Quick Check
    Early Warning Signs of a Relapse
    Identifying and Reviewing Early Warning Signs
    Listing Early Warning Signs
    Working with a List of Early Warning Signs
    Coping Strategies
    Calming Techniques
    Refusal Skills
    Interpersonal Coping Strategies: Social Support
    Recreational and Leisure Activities
    Identifying Triggers
    Working with Triggers
    Possible Triggers
    Lapse Management
    Learning from a Relapse
    Amira's Plan
    Summary
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Beginner, Intermediate level Social Workers; Entry, Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Entry, Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Entry, Intermediate level Psychologists; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.