Module 9: working with young people on AOD issues: facilitator's guide

Topic 8: Relapse prevention/management

Page last updated: 2004

Suggested time: 15 minutes


The stages of change do not always progress in neat order. For a range of reasons young people may revert to activities they previously decided to avoid.

Relapse prevention and management can be an integral part of working with young people and is a focus from the outset of intervention. To prevent relapse and modify drug use the young person can be assisted to identify high risk situations, alternative activities, and develop skills to avoid and curtail lapses.

Key issues

8.1 Relapse prevention/management