What is Relapse Prevention?
Relapse prevention is a collection of coordinated methods for coping with and breaking down your desire to engage in a habit that feels good in the short term, but which is harmful over the longer term. These methods were developed in the context of drug and alcohol treatment, and are based firmly on the foundation provided by learning theory. The term “relapse” comes out of addictions; it refers to a situation where you go back to using your drug after a period of abstinence.
(Source: Helen Farabee)