Lesson 8: Managing Internal Causes Of Relapse - Slide  34

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Managing High Risk Situations

  • High risk situations can be managed in 2 ways
  • Avoid them altogether or leave quickly as soon as a high risk situation is noticed
  • Use coping skills to manage the situation and then leave as soon as possible
  • High risk situations that cannot be avoided must be managed
  • Few coping skills and low self efficacy will lead to using drugs or alcohol to cope with a high risk situation
  • You can choose not to drink or use if you develop many ways to meet your needs like friendship and to manage high risk situations like conflict

Pg. 71,72, “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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