What is a relapse prevention (RP) plan? Discuss your understanding of what relapse prevention education is and why it is important for clients in recovery. What are the most commonly used models for treatment plans and relapse prevention planning, and what are their similarities, strengths, and weaknesses?
Imagine you are working with a client who has a substance use disorder (select a specific drug). What strategies would you use to teach him or her self-regulation skills? Why is it important for clients to learn self-regulation skills?
Compose an essay of 750-1,000 words, delineating the importance of the continuum of care in relapse prevention. Be sure to include the following in your essay
1. Important components of any relapse prevention plan.
2. Relapse education: Include strategies for teaching clients self-regulation skills.
3. Incorporate the social contexts affecting addiction treatment (e.g., gender, ethnicity, environment/culture, family history).
4. A discussion of the models used in relapse prevention.
Use the GCU library to locate at least four scholarly sources in addition to the textbook in your paper.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
Part 2: Relapse Prevention Plan
Create a Relapse Prevention Plan for Ralph using the Relapse Prevention Template. Keep in mind that you would typically create a relapse prevention plan in collaboration with the client, to ensure the greatest chance for success.
Utilize the Topic 7 readings as a resource for creating your Relapse Prevention Plan.
GCU style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:
BS Addiction Counseling, Addiction, Chemical Dependency, and Substance Abuse
1.2: Explain the continuum of care and the social contexts affecting substance use and addictive disorders treatment.
2.2: Describe strategies for teaching addiction clients self-regulation skills.
2.3: Identify important components of relapse prevention as they apply to the substance use and addictive disorders client population.