Relapse Prevention

Course Number: 
ALSA 211
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 
The course will focus on relapses in Substance Use Disorder treatment.Preventing and managing relapses will be a special focus. The stages of recovery in Substance Use Disorder treatment and the likelihood of relapse in treatment will also be covered. The Washington State Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (DASA) requires that chemical dependency professionals take a course in this area. 2 lecture hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Course Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the criteria for diagnosis of Substance Use Disorder. Mild, Moderate, Severe from the DSM 5.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the historical theories of addiction, Moral Model, Temperance Model, Disease Model, Psychological or Character Model, Social Education Model, Social Learning Model, Coping Model.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to identify the stage of change an individual is at and how to determine that they are moving through the stages of change.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of what relapse is and how to meet the individual where they are at, how to identify relapse process, emotional relapse, mental relapse and physical relapse.