Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery Series: The Terence T. Gorski Substance Use Collection


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By Terence T. Gorski

#9800    This series of three DVDs developed by leading addiction and relapse expert Terence T. Gorski examines the three most important elements in the substance use and abuse process — Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery. Can purchase separately for $399.00 each. SPECIAL: all 3 DVDs for $1,099.00. These are nonreturnable products.


#4182   Presents the most recent research on what people do to successfully recover from addiction. It is designed to guide viewers through a process that al­lows them to understand the recovery process, build a foundation for successful recovery, and create a quality recovery that will support sober and responsible living in all stages of life development.

Part 1: The Recovery Process

The first part of this series gives an overview of what happens when people successfully recover. It reviews the six major goals of addiction recovery and presents the stages of the developmental model. (33 min.)

Part 2: Building a Foundation for Recovery

This presentation reviews the first three stages of the recovery process. During the Transition Stage people recognize they are addicted and become willing to recover. During the Stabilization Stage people stop using alcohol and other drugs and recover from withdrawal. They develop a structured recovery program. During the Early Recovery Stage people identify and change their addictive ways of think­ing and their addictive ways of managing feelings, emotions, and addictive behav­iors. (42 min .)

Part 3: Creating Quality Recovery

This presentation reviews the last three stages of the recovery process. During the Middle Recovery Stage people repair the lifestyle damage done by addiction. They then build a new and more effective lifestyle. During the Late Recovery Stage people identify the self-limiting beliefs that make them miserable in sobriety. They also learn to identify and grow beyond mistaken childhood beliefs. During the Maintenance Stage people learn how to maintain their sobriety and avoid relapse. They learn how to responsibly cope with ongoing changes in their lives in a sober and responsible way. (35 min.)



#4184   This series presents research on addiction as a brain disease that causes personality problems and social dysfunction.

Part 1: Mind-Altering Substances

The first presentation takes a hard look at alcohol and other drugs- the mind-alter­ing substances that can activate abuse and addiction. After viewing this program, people will know what these substances are, how they work, and why they can be dangerous. (32 min.)

Part 2: Addictive Risk Factors

The second presentation explains the physical, psychological, and social risk factors that set people up for abuse and addiction. After viewing this program, people will know the risk factors that increase the likelihood of addiction. They will be able to recognize if they or someone they love is at high risk of addiction. (32 min.)

Part 3: Substance Abuse and Addiction

The third presentation describes the symptoms of substance abuse and addiction. It shows how these symptoms can develop slowly and remain unnoticed in the lives of normal people. It explains how people can objectively evaluate their own alcohol and drug use. It shows how to recognize and stop denial to see the truth and take action to break out of the addiction cycle. (32 min.)



In this dynamic series, Terry Gorski explains basic information about how to prevent and manage the problem of relapse. Relapse is a common problem that threatens the recovery of nearly two-thirds of all addicted people who attempt to stop using al­cohol and other drugs. This powerful series explains in clear and easy-to-understand language the basic principles of relapse prevention , the common warning signs that lead from stable recovery to relapse, and how to establish a relapse prevent ion and relapse management plan.

Part 1: Basic Principles

In this program, Gorski reviews eight basic principles of relapse prevention. These principles provide a key understanding of the problem of relapse and the general steps necessary to manage it should it occur. ( 29 min.)

Part 2: Relapse Warning Signs

This program describes the basic progression of relapse warning signs that lead from stable recovery back to addicted use. In the early 1970s, Gorski discovered these warning signs through in-depth interviews with 117 relapse-prone addicts. Since that time, these basic warning signs have been organized into categories and clarified in ways that make them a powerful tool for relapse prevention. (33 min.)

Part 3: Managing Relapse Warning Signs

In this program, Gorski explains how to use the relapse warning sign list as a powerful tool for identifying and managing problems that could lead to relapse. He explains how to review this list and how to select and personalize warning signs that are of personal importance. He then shows how to map out common situations where these warning signs occur, managing these situations in new, and more effective ways. (46 min.)

See also these related items:

Addiction DVD Series

Recovery DVD Series

Relapse DVD Series

Relapse Prevention Therapy with Chemically Dependent Offenders Program (4 print resources)

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