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Lapse and relapse management worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a Lapse and relapse management worksheet. It will help you in preventing a lapse and relapse.

What is the Lapse and relapse management worksheet?

Relapse and lapse are the terms that are used in the recovery process, whenever you try to recover from something serious, e.g addiction, alcoholism, or any particular disorder. You need recovery time. Recovery doesn’t happen in a day or two, it is along the slow process that requires continuous efforts. Lapse and relapse are one of the steps in the process of recovery. Lapse is a state in which you go to your old self, get indulged in your old habits for a brief period of time while relapse is going back to your older self for a longer period of time. Learning about Relapse and lapse is the first step towards recovery. The intensity and duration of relapse varies from person to person. Don’t raise your expectations, it is not a matter of one day. 

How will the Lapse and relapse management worksheet help?

To avoid relapse, you are supposed to know the triggering factors and situations that make you vulnerable to the relapse, you should do some physical activities to keep your mind off the urges and cravings. Fighting the relapse phase is difficult but not impossible, focus on one thing at a time. The worksheet will help you know the difference between lapse and relapse and how to fight this phase off. 

Instructions on how to use the Lapse and relapse management worksheet

This worksheet will help you to know what triggers you to use the drug, what precautionary measures you are supposed to follow to avoid a relapse.

You can download this worksheet here.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

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Understanding Mental Health Relapse Worksheet

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On this page, we provided you with a Lapse and relapse management worksheet. Hopefully, it helped you in preventing a lapse and relapse.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.

Mental help Resources

The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.