Treatment Modules (Section IV): From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults--A Group Approach

About the Course:

Treatment Modules (Section IV): From Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention for Older Adults comprises nine group session modules, which are organized and written to be as accessible and useful as possible for counselors. The modules are identified by their main topic and are covered in 16 sessions. Each module begins with a brief overview of the topic, followed by an outline and a written presentation for the counselor of each session in the module.

Module 1 covers analysis of substance use behavior where clients can learn how to analyze their behavior by breaking down their individual substance use behavior chains into antecedents, behaviors, and consequences.

Module 2 covers how to manage social pressure where clients can learn the refusal skills they need when social pressure creates high-risk situations for substance abuse relapse.

Course materials are from Module 1 found on pages 35 to 61 of pdf document (pages 41 to 67 if using Adobe toolbar page finder) and from Module 2 found on pages 63 to 78 of pdf document (pages 69 to 84 if using Adobe toolbar page finder.) Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 2) by ordering the book free of charge from:



Publication Date:

2005; Reprinted 2009


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about how to conduct cognitive-behavioral self-management intervention treatment modules. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the analysis of substance use behavior and how to manage social pressure as well as situations at home and alone.

  2. Understand how to manage negative thoughts and emotions associated with substance abuse as well as how to manage anxiety, tension, anger, and frustration.

  3. Explain how to control substance abuse cues and how to cope with urges.

  4. Realize how to prevent a slip from becoming a relapse.

Course Article

Exam Questions begin on page #33 or PDF #39

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Course Number: 101798
Total Credit Hours: 2cr
NBCC Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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