Enhancing Recovery, Reducing Relapse Risk

Dennis C. Daley, PhD

This presentation will discuss the process and domains of recovery, and review strategies to enhance recovery among clients with behavioral health disorders (substance use, psychiatric or co-occurring disorders). Factors contributing to relapse or recurrence, and strategies to reduce relapse risk will be addressed. Key relapse prevention issues identified in the outcome and research literature will be described.

Objectives

  1. Define recovery and describe the domains of recovery from behavioral health disorders.
  2. Describe relapse as a process.
  3. List common warning signs and precipitants of relapse.
  4. Demonstrate five or more interventions to manage relapse warning signs or high-risk situations, or intervention early in the relapse process.
Target Audience: Clinical personnel, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, educators. Intermediate level. CE credits offered = 1.5 contact hours