Benchmark – Relapse Prevention Resource (Obj. 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, and 6.6)

Develop a 750-1,000-word prevention guide that your client might use as a resource to prevent from relapsing. Include the following in your resource:

Definition and detailed description of relapse
Symptoms indicative of relapse
Prevention strategies in a relapse prevention toolbox, including harm reduction, the identification of triggers, and warning signs reflecting progression through each stage of relapse
The addiction counselor’s treatment options to each identified trigger/warning sign
The addiction counselors aftercare plan for maintenance
Two to three academic references are required for this assignment.

Be creative and original in the design of your guide. For example, you can create a handout or PowerPoint presentation as long as it meets the required word count. You are not required to write this guide in essay format.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency:

BS Behavioral Health Science, Substance Use Disorders

6.4: Identify treatment modalities and strategies that promote client wellness and independence.


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