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Dr. Grinstead Defining Relapse At His Last Relapse Prevention Retreat In Sacramento

June 19, 2016 by Dr. Steve Grinstead

Defining Relapse

I was very excited and at the same time sad about my upcoming journey. We actually over-booked and had 24 people—four more than I had planned. The sad part and exciting part was I’m closing my Sacramento office and moving to open a practice in Southern California—you’ll be hearing more about this in the coming months. Please watch my video below where I’m defining relapse at my last Experiential Day Of Relapse Prevention Planning.

As you may know many people who are committed to recovery end up becoming dysfunctional in recovery and may even end up drinking or using again despite their best intentions. Knowledge is Power! To avoid a future relapse you must develop certain skills. In this day of relapse prevention planning my participants learned how to identify and manage self-defeating ways of thinking that could justify a relapse.

Together we explored how to Identify and Manage Self-Defeating Ways of Thinking that often justify a relapse. Sometimes these are referred to as The Inner Saboteur, Monkey Mind, or The Committee in the Head. Most often we just call it Denial. A return to denial is just the beginning of a potential relapse. The relapse cycle often starts when people cut back or stop doing what helped them get clean and sober in the first place—they stop growing!

Please go to our Online Catalog to check out all of the books on relapse by Terence T. Gorski and me.

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