Maintaining Resiliency and Sustaining Recovery

Ensuring That Recovery Lasts a Lifetime

About the Course:

This hour-long presentation, from SAMHSA’s Recovery Month webcast series, discusses factors that promote sustained recovery from substance abuse, such as strong support systems. It examines relapse prevention, including potential triggers, what to do if it happens, and the misconception that relapse equals failure.

Publication Date:

May 5, 2010

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about sustaining recovery from substance abuse. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the nature of addiction and recovery, including the manner in which the processes are similar, and the ways in which addiction differs from substance use.

  2. Identify characteristics of quality addiction treatment and what purchasers of addiction services should seek.

  3. Discuss how addiction treatment may be improved with future research.

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