Lesson 13: Self Control And Relapse Prevention - Slide  41

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The Evidence About Self Control And Relapse Prevention

  • Self control is not strengthened through testing yourself needlessly by driving past the neighborhood pub or shooting gallery
  • Self control like any body muscle is strengthened through use or exerting self control to take positive actions in your life every moment
  • Exerting self control to take positive action to manage cravings, negative emotions, and stressful events increases your ability in the future to exert self control spontaneously

Pg. 26-27, “Relapse Prevention, Maintenance Strategies In The Treatment of Addictive Behaviors, Second Edition” G. Alan Marlatt and Dennis M. Donovan, editors, The Guilford press, New York, 2005.

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