Preventing Substance Abuse Relapse
Find resources that address strategies to prevent substance abuse relapse.
Children of Substance-Abusing Parents: Current Findings From the Focus on Families Project
Catalano, Haggerty, Fleming, Brewer, & Gainey (2002)
In The Effects of Parental Dysfunction on Children
A program aimed at reducing illicit drug use among parents and children found that risk and protective-focused interventions increased parental relapse prevention skills.
In-Home Continuing Care Services for Substance-Affected Families: The Bridges Program
Gruber, Fleetwood, & Herring
Social Work, 46(3), 2001
Focuses on helping substance abusers and their families prevent relapse by addressing functioning in four domains: individual actions and cognitions, individual recovery actions, family actions and cognitions, and family recovery actions.
Relapse and Recovery: Making Home Safe for Children
ABA Child Law Practice, 20(1), 2001
Because relapse is recognized as part of the alcohol and drug recovery process, this article seeks to familiarize child welfare professionals with the signs of relapse and offers suggestions for relapse prevention and treatment.
Relapse Prevention Therapy With Substance-Abusing Offenders (PDF - 645 KB)
Marlatt, Parks, & Kelly (2008)
In Quality Improvement for Drug Courts: Evidence-Based Practices
Describes a cognitive-behavioral model of relapse prevention, presents evidence of its effectiveness, and offers recommendations to help drug courts support relapse prevention when working with families affected by substance use disorders.