Lesson 8: Managing Internal Causes Of Relapse - Slide  3

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What Is Lifestyle Balance?

  • Your lifestyle is balanced when the number of daily positive activities and events in your life are equal to or greater than the number of negative events
  • By viewing our online rehab lessons you can learn to:
  • Reduce stress, solve problems, and increase pleasurable activities so you experience a positive balance between daily negatives and daily positives
  • Manage the unpleasant and create the pleasant in every day of your life
  • Viewers who are able to balance the daily negative stressors with pleasant and positive activities are much less likely to relapse
Notes:

Pg. 4,5, “Relapse Prevention Maintenance Strategies in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviours”, 2nd Edition, Edited by G. Alan Marlatt and Dennis M. Donovan, Guilford Press, New York, 2005

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