Relapse is commonly referred to as “a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain.” Relapse is part of life for people with problem gamblers and those with gambling use disorder. Dealing with high-risk situations and triggers is a challenge for those in recovery from their gambling. Professionals work with people regularly on developing relapse prevention plans. Family members often are put in difficult positions of dealing with the aftereffects of a loved one’s relapse.
Addressing relapse is a common component of treatment and recovery in relation to gambling; and yet there are still some things we misunderstand. What is relapse? Is there a difference between a lapse and a slip? What are some stigmas about it and how does that hinder individuals? What are some solutions to help individuals address relapse in relation to gambling?
Stigmas about relapse held by individuals, family members, loved ones, law enforcement, legal, medical, mental health, and even substance use professionals continue to impact those seeking help and recovery from their gambling problems. Instead of hindering with chains of stigmas regarding relapse, this webinar will provide solution-focused strategies for helping with relapse.
10am – 11:30am CDT
Objectives for the Webinar:
Andrew J. Schreier is an Independent Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor. He is a currently a Clinical Supervisor at Community Medical Services that provides medicated-assisted treatment for individuals with opioid dependency. Mr. Schreier also works at New Life Resources, Inc. that provides individual counseling/therapy, children and adolescent services, couples/marital counseling, step/blended families, group therapy, addiction counseling, psychological testing, and consultation. In over seventeen years of counseling experience, he has worked in group home, halfway house, residential, medicated-assisted treatment, and outpatient treatment settings working with a variety of addictions. Mr. Schreier is the author of “Addiction & Recovery” and ongoing podcast entitled “Talking Addiction & Recovery.”