Relapse Prevention

A series of bespoke sessions tailored for individuals with a minimum of four weeks’ abstinence from active addiction.

These sessions are delivered weekly online via secure video conferencing or face to face. You can access one particular session or the entire programme. Sessions last 60 minutes.

Learn more about Relapse Prevention focussing on practical issues

Do you want to increase your understanding of how relapse can occur by overlooking or discounting important issues?

Could it be beneficial for you to consider how your own core beliefs about addiction and addiction relapse can hinder your recovery?

Sessions will consider the links between behaviours, resistance to change and relapse.

Relapse Prevention Topics

  • Community reinforcement/burning bridges/lifestyle changes
  • Defence mechanisms
  • Denial – Role in relapse and quality of recovery
  • Reservations in recovery
  • Seemingly irrelevant decisions (SIDS)
  • Managing relationships in recovery – problems/pitfalls
  • Cross-addiction/types of addiction
  • Effect of early attachment on addiction
  • Role of diet and sugar in relapse prevention
  • Unhelpful thinking styles
  • Boundaries – what, why, when, how?
  • Intro to DBT for relapse prevention
  • PAWS – post acute withdrawal syndrome
  • An introduction to addiction neuroscience
  • How our past influences our present

Learning Objectives

Here is what you will learn when you register for Relapse Prevention:

  • The difference between abstinence and recovery
  • The important factors in relapse
  • Emotional sobriety – what, why, how
  • Denial – The capacity of addicts/alcoholics/those with behavioral addictions for denial
  • How to spot relapse behaviours and anticipate pitfalls

Call Jacqueline on 07542 800689


These sessions are interactive and supportive

There will be an expectation that participants are familiar with addiction from an individual perspective: ie, in recovery from addiction (minimum four weeks’ abstinent)

Jacqueline Colligan, BA (Hons), MSc, Dip Couns. MBACP

Counselling & Psychotherapy

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, trained in London, educated to Masters Degree level, and a professionally registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Originally, I worked in Behavioural Healthcare Science and Organisational Psychology as a Public Health Academic, lecturing and researching at Newcastle University Medical School and on the University of Durham MBA Programme. As a result, I have authored numerous academic papers on changing health behaviours, and have several high ranking publications in these fields of study.

Contact me to arrange a consultation.

Call 07542 800689 or email me at [email protected]

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