Relapse Prevention
Early Recovery
Stages of Change
Celebrities and Movies
Coping Skills
Addiction and Health

feelings, individuals, or situations that cause your brain to crave substances; if you are unaware of them they could be a factor for relapse. 

What are Triggers 


a powerful desire to use substances 

often perceived as "impulsive" and "uncontrollable"

what is a craving


In this stage one may be experience ambivalence in changing their behavior that others perceive as an issue and continue to engage in their unhelpful behavior, despite negative consequences.

What is Precontemplation


A movie about the two cofounders of AA

What is My name is Bill W


 A mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique

What is Mindfulness 


A state of mind where you are thankful and taking notice of the good things in your life, rather than focusing on the bad



Telling yourself and others invalid reasons for using again or making excuses for why you relapsed



someone who guides a newcomer through the process of 12-step groups

what is a sponsor 


In this stage one notices and accepts that in order to maintain sustained change in their changed behavior they will need to continue to practice skills, take steps to change their lifestyle in addition to their unhelpful behavior.

What is the Action Stage


This metallic man has been in recovery since 2003. He was introduced to drugs by his famous father and spent time in jail. He saw a resurgence in his popularity since entering recovery and staring in a series of hit movies.

Who is Robert Downey Jr or "Iron Man" 


For Example: healthy diet, getting enough rest, getting proper medical care, recreation, brushing your teeth

 what is self-care 


Refusing to admit the truth about addiction and its consequences to ourselves.



Making a list of warning signs, social supports, and coping skills to avoid relapse.

What is a Relapse Prevention Plan


the physical symptoms experienced after detoxification that relate to the "bodily healing" from substance abuse also known as PAWS

what is Post Acute Withdrawal Symptoms 


What "Stage of Change" fits the following description:

some awareness of the problem; thinking about pros/cons; some awareness of changing; going back and forth on willingness

What is Contemplation


This famous British singer, songwriter, and pianist recently had a biopic made of his life. He was knighted by the Queen of England and is one of the best selling musical artists of all time. He went through recovery, built AA/NA meetings into his tour schedule, and has also sponsored other celebrities such as Eminem.

Sir Elton John


Getting support from an objective professional who can help with mental health and addiction concerns

What is therapy or counseling


A professional who helps support your recovery who is not counselor and likely has personal experience in recovery.

What is a Recovery Coach


IOP, meetings, sponsorship, individual counseling

What are supports that can help maintain recovery



What is "Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired.


In this stage one begins to take steps in changing their unhelpful behavior

What is the Preparation Stage


A biopic of a famous country music legend and his rise to fame in Tennessee. 

Walk the Line (Johnny Cash) 



What is subjective units of distress


For Example: Naltroxone, Antabuse, Suboxone

medications used in MAT


Working too much, toxic relationships, financial problems, not using a support system, etc  

What are some common causes of relapses?


Long lines getting meds, snoring roommates, van being late, peers in the cottage acting rude...etc

What are common causes of stress at Bradford


In this stage one has consistently practiced skills helpful to their changed, more helpful behavior. One also takes steps consistently to sustain a lifestyle to support their changed behaviors.

What is the Maintenance Stage


A child film star, part of the biggest movie franchise of the 2000s shared the following statement on alcohol abuse: “I was living in constant fear of who I’d meet, what I might have said to them, what I might have done with them, so I’d stay in my apartment for days and drink alone. I was a recluse at 20."

Who is Daniel Radcliffe 



Owning up to your behavior without blaming others.  

What is taking responsibility?


3 factors that can influence whether or not a person becomes addicted

Genetics (family history) 


Environmental factors (neighborhood, friends)



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