Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program

Rehabilitation Counseling


Nichols, J


Addictive behavior is a difficult behavior to recover from. Luckily, over thirty years ago, researchers and professionals in the rehabilitation field have been able to change the way we treat addictions. This research looks into the past, present and future of relapse prevention to explore how the theories and models have shaped treatment. This overall view will give insight into the history and future of relapse prevention, treatment modalities and how professionals currently and in the future can benefit from past experiences. It is also important to look at the psychosocial implications addiction and treatment recovery can have on an individual and their family. Counselors will work with those who experience substance use disorders and it is important to be fully informed regarding recovery and what is necessary to help our clients do well.