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Make Your Last Relapse The Last

Make Your Last Relapse The Last

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You are not a statistic!

This book focuses on the positive and negative infl uences on lapse and relapse that are
within an individual’s control. It gives practical examples and information on how to make
life changes that increase the probability of leaving addiction behind. By completing the
relapse prevention planning exercises in this book, you will be working on many fronts to
put the odds in your favor. Our relapse prevention training method combines learning to
change both behavior and thinking. It is an approach that emphasizes self-management
and rejects labels like alcoholic or drug addict
You are not a statistic!

This book focuses on the positive and negative infl uences on lapse and relapse that are
within an individual’s control. It gives practical examples and information on how to make
life changes that increase the probability of leaving addiction behind. By completing the
relapse prevention planning exercises in this book, you will be working on many fronts to
put the odds in your favor. Our relapse prevention training method combines learning to
change both behavior and thinking. It is an approach that emphasizes self-management
and rejects labels like alcoholic or drug addict

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Chapter Eight

Chapter Eight: Relationships And Relapse

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Chapter 8

Relationships And Relapse

Some of your relationships have encouraged you to use drugs and
alcohol and supported you to remain stuck in an addiction lifestyle.
In this chapter you will fnd information that helps you to look at
what you can do to change the way you relate to family, friends, and
acquaintances. Building positive and safe relationships will support
you in your relapse prevention plan and in achieving your life goals.

Before reading further, take a few minutes and think of which of your
family and friends have been supportive of you and your decision to
stop using drugs and alcohol. Then, answer the following questions:

1. Who are the key people who supported you to stop using?

2. With whom would you like to build a better relationship now that you are not using?

3. List the personality traits people like about the non-using you. Examples of positive personality

traits are confdence, sincerity, optimism, warmth, persistence, humor or kindness.

4. What are your own positive personality traits that you admire?

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Use these answers to remind you that you are a person worthy of
quality relationships and able to attract others.

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