Discuss the need to define relapse and address the components to be considered by the addictions counselor in determining a treatment plan that specifically addresses relapse prevention and the maintenance of addiction-free behavior. Please identify the specific type of addiction you are considering, as good treatment planning addresses each type of addiction from a unique orientation. The Discussion will be enhanced by a consideration of varied addiction client populations.
Explain how you might plan to mitigate the negative impacts of high-risk situations, irrelevant decisions, and self-monitoring as they contribute to relapse prevention.
Imagine you are a counselor, and outline a scenario for applying your concerns and illustrate how you might plan to support your client in the prevention of relapse and the maintenance of addiction-free behavior.