Trauma-Informed Relapse Prevention Strategies

~ 6 CEH for Addiction Professionals

Unresolved traumatic experience is a contributing factor to the addict’s inability to maintain sobriety even when there is a commitment not to use. Post-traumatic stress and triggers create high risk situations that, without management or resolve, will perpetuate urges to escape. This faith-based trauma-informed training will equip treatment providers and recovery workers with tools to help survivor’s access the strength to manage the urges to use AOD while finding help for unresolved post-traumatic experience.

Goals and Objectives: To access skills to identify…

  • client’s need for trauma-informed care within the delivery of services

  • client’s self-awareness of any deeper unresolved issues and unmet needs that perpetuate addiction and self-harming behavior

  • client’s strengths to manage the thoughts, feelings, and urges that put them at risk for relapse

  • client strength to stay present in relationship

  • helping clients to access their strengths and authentic identity to create healthy boundaries, core values and lifestyle changes