Relapse Prevention Group

Relapse Prevention group is designed to teach skills for identifying and managing high-risk situations that can cause relapse in early recovery before a stable recovery program has been established, including identifying critical warning signs, stress self-monitoring, and managing thoughts, feelings, and urges. This Relapse Prevention curriculum is based upon Terrance Gorski’s model for managing high-risk situations using cognitive-behavioral therapy procedures and is fully compatible with harm-reduction and community-based recovery. This group meets to identify opportunities for individuals to develop personal relationships, participate in their community, increase control over their own lives, and develop the skills and abilities needed to achieve these goals. The unique experiences, goals, and values of each person are assessed and treated in a person-centered therapeutic alliance, which optimally seeks to promote complete physical, mental, social, cultural and spiritual well-being.