What will you learn

  • 1

    Getting Started on Your Path to Recovery

    • What is recovery and relapse prevention?

    • The stages of relapse

    • Barriers to progress

    • Rules of recovery

    • Where do you go from here?

    • Dealing With Cravings (handout)

    • Course Outline

  • 2

    Track Your Progress

    • Why bother?

    • What cravings indicate

    • How do I do it?

    • Monitor Form

  • 3

    Withdrawal Management & Harm Reduction

    • Introduction

    • Tapering

    • Cold quitting & withdrawal symptoms

    • Brain effects & how to work with them

    • Harm reduction

    • Knowledge is power

    • Getting Started (harm reduction handout)

    • Infections (harm reduction handout)

    • Overdose (harm reduction handout)

    • Crack (harm reduction handout)

    • Vein Care (harm reduction handout)

    • Snorting (harm reduction handout)

  • 4

    Dealing With Trigger Situations

    • Digging deeper

    • Scoring the Trigger Questionnaire

    • Fine tuning your results

    • Watch and learn

    • Trigger Quiz (Drug Use)

    • Trigger Quiz (Alcohol Use)

    • Score & Interpret (worksheet)

    • Fine Tuning Your Results (worksheet)

    • Emotion Checklist (handout)

    • Monitor Form (Trigger Version)

  • 5

    Build Your Support Network

    • Who can you count on?

    • Qualities of people who are good supports

    • Using the Support Selector & other support tools

    • Is it worth it?

    • How to be a Good Support (Handout)

    • What to Look for in a Group (handout)

    • Nurture Your Supports (handout)

    • Support Selector (worksheet)

    • Contact List (worksheet)

    • What to Look for in a Support (handout)

    • Monitor Form (Support Version)

  • 6

    Pause, Breathe, Think!

    • 3 steps to relaxation

    • Pause, breathe, think

    • Make your own plan

    • Generating Positive Thinking Statements (worksheet)

    • Monitor Form (PBT)

  • 7

    Working With Thoughts

    • When relaxing isn't enough

    • Thinking chains

    • Thought stopping

    • Repeat, repeat, repeat

    • Monitor Form (Thought Stopping)

  • 8

    Stress Inoculation

    • Be prepared

    • Maintain a good foundation

    • Boost your resistance

    • Putting it into practice

    • The stress inoculation method

    • Relapse Provoking Thinking Errors (Handout)

    • Antidotes to Thinking Errors (handout)

    • Booster Thoughts (worksheet)

    • Behavioural Boosters (worksheet)

    • Sample Booster Thoughts (handout)

    • Inoculation Worksheet

    • Thought Booster Cards

    • Behavioural Booster Cards

    • Monitor Form (Booster)

  • 9

    ReBuild Valued Activities

    • Life areas

    • Valued activities matter!

    • Completing the short form LAVA worksheet

    • What to do over the coming week

    • How to Complete the LAVA (Handout)

    • Life Activities & Values Inventory - LAVA (Short Form)

    • Relationship Values & Activities (handout)

    • Additional Values & Activities (handout)

    • Monitor Form (LAVA)

  • 10

    Problem Solve Your Way to Success

    • Going through the steps

    • The Problem Solving Method: part I

    • The Problem Solving Method: part II

    • Make it a way of life

    • Problem Solve (worksheet)

    • Monitor Form