Stages of Relapse
Disease of Addiction
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What are the 3 stages of relapse?

Emotional, Mental, and Physical


The pain that develops when an addicted person stops using alcohol or drugs. Also known as detoxification or detox.



This medically-assisted treatment allows you to rid your body of addictive substances in a safe environment. This is beneficial because sometimes substance withdrawal can cause unpleasant or even life-threatening physical symptoms. 



This Disney Star, who is known for her acting in Camp Rock and singing career recently overdosed after several years clean and sober. She is working to regain her sobriety.

Demi Lovato


A fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. A collective of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.



When your emotions and behaviors are setting you up for potential relapse, but you're not necessarily thinking about using.

Emotional Relapse


When larger and larger doses must be taken to produce the same effect.



This treatment can be used to reduce cravings, improve mood, and decrease addictive behaviors. It also helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)


This star of Home Alone reported a past addiction of alcohol, sedatives, and heroin

Macaulay Culkin


A mutual support group in which a science-based approach emphasizes self-empowerment and self-reliance.

SMART Recovery


This stage of relapse includes using one's substance of choice.

Physical relapse


Which organ is directly affected by addiction?

The brain


This type of treatment offers 24-hour highly structured and intensive care, including safe housing and medical attention. 

Inpatient/residential treatment or rehab


This lead singer of a 90s grunge band suffered from a heroin addiction throughout most of his career. Although his death is highly debated it was ultimately ruled a suicide.

Kurt Cobain


A mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s substance use.



When you're mind is battling between using and not using.

Mental relapse


The neurotransmitter most related to the reward zone pathway in my brain is _____. (Hint: this takes time to regulate itself after becoming sober)



This type of treatment offers group therapy and generally facilitates 6-30 hours a week of programming for addiction treatment. It allows the individual to be able to participate in their daily affairs and then participate in treatment at an appropriate facility in the morning or at the end of the day. 

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)


This actor, who is best known for his role as Iron Man, reports that he has been sober since 2003 attributes his recovery to the 12 steps, yoga, and meditation.

Robert Downy Jr.


A practice, a process, a set of tools, a treatment, and a path to healing addiction and the suffering caused by addiction. Inspired and guided by the teachings of Siddhartha (Sid) Gautama.

Refuge Recovery


Give one example of a mental and one example of an emotional relapse

Emotional: Isolation, Not attending meetings, suppressing emotions, sleeping or eating problems, etc

Mental: reminiscing about past use, minimizing consequences of use, craving drugs/alcohol, lying/bargaining, thinking of ways to control use, planning to use, etc


Irritability and hostility, Depression, Anxiety, Mood swings, low energy and fatigue, sleep disruption, including insomnia, Limited ability to focus or think clearly, and inexplicable chronic pain can occur 1-2 weeks after substance use cessation and are all symptoms of this

Post-Acute Withdrawal (PAWS)


What are the requirements for clients at Resource Connect to step down to OP? There are 6- Name 4

(Hint: they are listed on your treatment plan)

Complete a family session with a family member or a person of support

Invite family member or person of support to attend Family and Friends Program

Attend at least 2 different types of self-help groups (AA, NA, SMART, Refuge Recovery, Al-Anon, etc.)

Engage in two self-help activities weekly (meetings, yoga, church, exercise, hobby)\

Maintain sobriety for a minimum of 60 consecutive days

Attend all scheduled IOP sessions


This decorated Grammy winner coined the phrase "Crack is Wack"?

Whitney Houston

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