Relapse Prevention

  title={Relapse Prevention},
  author={M. Larimer and R. S. Palmer and G. Marlatt},
  journal={Alcohol Research & Health},
  pages={151 - 160}
  • M. Larimer, R. S. Palmer, G. Marlatt
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Alcohol Research & Health
  • Relapse prevention (RP) is an important component of alcoholism treatment. The RP model proposed by Marlatt and Gordon suggests that both immediate determinants (e.g., high-risk situations, coping skills, outcome expectancies, and the abstinence violation effect) and covert antecedents (e.g., lifestyle factors and urges and cravings) can contribute to relapse. The RP model also incorporates numerous specific and global intervention strategies that allow therapist and client to address each step… CONTINUE READING

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