A Relapse Preparedness Planning Guide


A relapse in sobriety is a serious occurrence for an addict in recovery, but it is also a critical safety issue for the addict’s partner and family.


While we cannot control whether someone will relapse, we can control the degree to which we are prepared if one should occur. As a result, relapse preparedness plans are an empowering aspect of betrayal trauma healing work.


This unique planning guide helps betrayed individuals think about an uncomfortable subject in a an organized and action-oriented way



A Relapse Preparedness Planning Guide is a 21-page PDF digital document that is intended to assist individuals in designing a relapse preparedness plan that is customized to their own unique needs, values, boundaries, and goals.


This document is organized using the acronym S.O.A.R., which stands for Safety, Options, Allies, and Resources. Open-ended questions in each of these four sections help individuals create a well-rounded plan for how to respond if a loved one relapses in the future.


Printing tip: If you choose to have this digital file printed as a hard copy document, using professional printing services will allow the images to be full bleed on the page (meaning the images will go right to the edge of the page as opposed to having a white margin on all sides of the page). Be sure to ask for full bleed printing when you submit the PDF file for printing.


Designed for:

  1. Licensed and certified mental health providers and coaches who work with individuals and couples in the fields of betrayal trauma and addiction.
  2. Individuals who are engaged in their own self-help efforts and looking for a structured guide to help them formulate a relapse preparedness plan.

21 pages

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