Learning Objectives, Relapse Prevention, CATR, November 2013

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After reading these articles, you should be able to:

  1. Describe relapse prevention therapy (RPT).
  2. Summarize the paradigm change whereby addiction is treated as a chronic disease.
  3. Explain the role of cravings in relapse and how this symptom might help predict relapse.
  4. Understand some current research regarding addiction.