Brain Chemistry
Relapse Prevention Basics
Recognize & Reduce Stress
Terms & Definitions

What does H.A.L.T stand for?

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


True or False: Stopping drinking alcohol and using drugs means that the addiction is over.

What is False?


True or False: Stress can be positive or negative.

What is true?


An opioid antagonist used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression.

What is Naloxone/Narcan?


True or False: A relapse occurs right when a person is using or drinking again. 

What is false?


Name the 4 common high-risk situations.

Hint: These are broad situations that can lead to triggers and cravings, and are then specified depending on the individual. 

What is People, Places, Things, and Feelings?

(200 points for each situation you got correct!)


Provide 2 factors that contributes to stress.

What is daily hassles (chores, work problems, lack of sleep), major life changes (separation or divorce, death of loved one), life circumstances (financial problems, disability, chronic illness)?


What are high-risk people, places, things, and feelings that cause thoughts to want to use?

What is Triggers?


This is an emotion you may feel when you've made a mistake or let someone down. This emotion may teach you and make you want to improve or make things right.

What is guilt?


Give an example of something you can do to prevent a trigger from leading to relapse.

What is call a support, attend a meeting/support group, utilize coping skill/healthy alternative.


Name 3 symptoms of stress.

What is sleep issues, anxiety, irritability, headaches, stomach issues, fatigue, poor concentration, etc. ?


Projection, denial, minimization, and rationalization, are all examples of...

What is Defense Mechanisms?


This emotion is called a secondary emotion. There are several emotions that may precede this emotion, including hurt, sadness, fear, and insecurity. 

What is anger?


Addiction is a process that involves: 1) compulsion to ______, 2) a loss of _____ over drinking alcohol or using drugs, and 3) continued drinking or drug use despite _________.

What is "drink alcohol or use other drugs", "control", and "negative consequences"?


List 2 ways to decrease stress.

What is time management and balance, self care, exercise, saying No, meditation, prayer, writing, etc.?


Dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine are examples of __________?

What are neurotransmitters?


Name 3 ways to cope with negative emotions.

What is writing, meditation, exercise, mindfulness, talk it through with a support, etc.?


What are the 3 stages of relapse?

What is emotional, mental, and physical?

Bonus points if you can give me an example of these stages (100 points for each stage).


Stress management techniques may include: Changing _____ thinking to _____ thinking, Sharing ____ and ____ with others, and achieving a ____ between work-rest-play.

What is negative, positive, thoughts, feelings, balance?

100 points for each correct answer!

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