Why is having a relapse prevention plan an important part of treatment and recovery?

  
Discussion 8 – PART A:
Why is having a relapse prevention plan an important part of treatment and recovery? Discuss the difference between “relapse” and a “lapse”. How might a relapse and/or lapse in recovery be utilized as a future relapse prevention tool and/or a growth opportunity?  
PART B: 
Students: Please explore the NIDA website and discuss on the discussion board any interesting facts you discover about substances, treatment, research statistics, grants, etc. The goal is for you to become familiar with this website, a very useful tool.
http://www.nida.nih.gov/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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