Stages of Relapse Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Stages of Relapse Worksheet?

Relapse Prevention is a crucial stage for therapy of all mental health conditions since it prepares the individual to recognize the warning signs of recurring symptoms and deploy necessary coping strategies before they return as a full-blown episode. Relapse is said to be a gradual process that occurs over time in three stages: Emotional, Mental and Physical. It is crucial for relapse prevention for individuals terminating addiction therapy to be able to recognize the signs so that they can act at the right time. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help individuals in the relapse prevention stage of their therapy to learn about the various signs of the 3 stages of relapse and plan what they can do to cope with them. It can be particularly helpful for individuals recovering from addictions to drugs or alcohol since relapse is fairly common if not recognized and treated at the right time. 

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet can be used in the relapse prevention stage of the therapy to help individuals recognize the signs and plan how to deal with them. Explain how relapse is a process that goes through 3 stages, the signs of which can be found in the worksheet. Instruct them to read through those signs and write down what they think can help them if they begin recognizing these signs. 

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