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FREE: Recovery and Relapse Prevention is a Course

FREE: Recovery and Relapse Prevention

Ended Oct 18, 2021
3 credits

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Course Description

For many years recovery was an afterthought by many professionals, meaning that not much attention was given to defining it, studying it, and discussing it in the professional literature. As you can imagine, this oversight was a problem for many reasons, including not being able to educate our clients on what to anticipate about the process of recovery. 

In this training participants will review the definitions associated with recovery as well as explore the recovery evolves over time and the supports necessary for a life in recovery.

This 3-hour course may be applied to the professional certificate course "Building Addiction Knowledge for Frontline Workers".

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the definition of recovery from SAMHSA, including the four domains for a life in recovery.
  2. Recognize the importance of recovery support services.
  3. Identify the stages of recovery.
  4. Explain the definition of relapse and the types of relapse.
  5. Recognize the identification of personal risk factors and their contribution to relapse prevention.

Continuing Education Classifications

  • Three (3) CE clock hours
  • Meets requirements for OCSWMFT Board
  • Meets requirements for OCDP Board in
    • Prevention: P2 - Prevention Education & Service Delivery
    • Treatment: C8 - Treatment Planning

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

The Ohio State University College of Social Work is an approved provider of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Provider Number: 50-24068

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ADA Accommodations

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require an accommodation to participation in this course, please contact CSW Accessibility at or call 614-688-1657.

Contact Us

The Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, 302 Stillman Hall, 1947 College Road, Columbus OH, 43210. Email: Website: