Identifying Early Warning Signs Related to Personality and Lifestyle Problems
By Terence T. Gorski
This workbook is for people in recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction who have a history of relapse, or are afraid they might relapse. There continues to be confusion and misunderstanding about what relapse is and how it happens. In this workbook, the definition of relapse is clarified, how it happens, and most importantly how to prevent a person from entering the relapse cycle.
If a person completes the 14 developmental exercises, they may never have to experience the pain of relapse again.
This workbook is 120 pages. The Table of Contents is as follows:
1. Stress Self-Monitoring
2. Learning from Past Efforts at Recovery
3. Life and Addiction History
4. The Recovery and Relapse Calendar
5. Review of the Warning Sign List
6. Developing Your Final Warning Sign Card Sequence
7. Identifying Three Critical Warning Signs
8. Managing Thoughts
9. Managing Feelings
10. Managing Urges
11. Managing Actions
12. Managing Personal Reactions to Critical Warning Signs
13. Building a Recovery Program
14. Building a Relapse Prevention Plan
I have been working on the development of Relapse Prevention Therapy since 1972 [...] Recovery from addiction is hard. There is no easy way out. But these exercises may prove helpful.
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