Passages Through Recovery

An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse

About the Course:

Based on the experiences of thousands of successfully recovering addicts and alcoholics, Passages Through Recovery presents an action plan for preventing relapse. This course will provide a greater understanding of how recovery works and what is needed to move from active addiction to sobriety.

Publication Date:

1989

Author

Terence T. Gorski, MA, CAC

About the Author:

Terence T. Gorski, MA, CAC is a nationally recognized lecturer, and acknowledged leader in the chemical dependency and codependency fields. From his more than twenty-five years of clinical experience and research, Gorski has developed a comprehensive approach to recovery that is revolutionizing the field of relapse prevention.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about addiction and recovery. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain how recovery typically unfolds and list what steps recovering addicts and alcoholics can take to help them move from active addiction to sobriety.

  2. Identify the patterns that emerge in the recovery process throughout early, middle and late recovery.

  3. Achieve a better understanding of how family of origin problems effect recovery from addiction.

  4. Formulate the skill set necessary for achieving long-term sobriety that is anchored in finding meaning and purpose in life.

  5. Recognize each of the challenges and levels of denial that arise in recovery that can cause frustration, isolation and eventually lead to relapse.

  6. Become familiar with designing intervention plans that address specific individual recovery issues in various recovery stages.

  7. Summarize the recovery process and differentiate between abstinence and sobriety.

  8. Gain knowledge of the specific recovery issues that arise in long term sobriety and outline specific needs and goals for those with decades in recovery.

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