9-8 - HP 300 9/8/11 Relapse Prevention Model...

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HP 300 9/8/11 Relapse Prevention Model Pre-contemplation to contemplation to preparation to action to maintenance o At some point people will get into action/maintenance phase and they may relapse Regardless of how the behavior change was achieved, there are specific strategies that can be used to help achieve maintenance (focus of the RPM) Example: alcoholism o Many strategies are available for the treatment of alcohol abuse o Alcoholics anonymous, antabuse, counseling, impatient detoxification programs, behavior modification techniques o After they stop drinking, how can we help the person maintain new behavior independently What is a relapse? o Lapse: one time slip o Relapse: reverting to old behavior patterns o Traditional definition of relapse Failure of treatment Person is not “cured” Dead end Beyond person’s control Disease has returned This definition may create a sense of hopelessness or lack of control
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course HP 300 taught by Professor Riggs during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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