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Addictions Worksheets, Dual Diagnosis, and Relapse Prevention

Substance misuse frequently co-occurs with other mental health conditions. For example, rates of PTSD amongst individuals misusing substances has been reported to be as high as 50% (Reynolds et al, 2005). A variety of psychological approaches are used in addictions work including relapse prevention, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused brief therapy.

Treatment guides

Information handouts

Exercises, Worksheets & Workbooks

  • Cognitive behavioral & relapse prevention strategies download archived copy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy for substance abuse – Fern Richie download archived copy
  • The great porn experiment – TED lecture by Gary Wilson
  • Yourbrainonporn – contains useful information about neurobiology of addition  link
  • Brownell, K. D., Marlatt, G. A., Lichtenstein, E., & Wilson, G. T. (1986). Understanding and preventing relapse. American psychologist41(7), 765. download
  • Hendershot, C. S., Witkiewitz, K., George, W. H., & Marlatt, G. A. (2011). Relapse prevention for addictive behaviors. Substance abuse treatment, prevention, and policy6(1), 17. download
  • Larimer, M. E., Palmer, R. S., Marlatt, G. A. (1999). An overview of Marlatt’s Cognitive-Behavioural Model. Alcohol Research and Health, 23(2), 151-160 download
  • Marlatt, G. A., & Witkiewitz, K. (2005). Relapse prevention for alcohol and drug problems. download
  • Volkow, N. D., Koob, G. F., & McLellan, A. T. (2016). Neurobiologic advances from the brain disease model of addiction. New England Journal of Medicine, 374(4), 363-371 download

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