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Archive for November, 2009

Gorski On Recovery and Relapse Step#3 Assessment

Nov 12th, 2009 | By

Gorski on Recovery and RelapseStep 2 of RP Therapy – AssessmentBy Terence T. GorskiDirector of Relapse Prevention ServicesChallenges Treatment Program, Fort Lauderdale, FL© Terence T. Gorski 2009Step 2: Assessment: The assessment process is designed to identify the recurrent pattern of problems that caused past relapses and resolve the pain associated with those problems. This is accomplished by reconstructing the presenting problems, the life history, the alcohol and drug use history
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Gorski on Recovery and Relapse – Stabilization

Nov 5th, 2009 | By

Relapse prevention planning probably won’t work unless the relapser is sober and in control of themselves. Detoxification and a few good days of sobriety are needed in order to make relapse prevention planning work. Remember that many patients who relapse are toxic. Even though they are sober, they have difficulty thinking clearly, remembering things and managing their feelings and emotions. These symptoms get worse when the person is under high
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