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Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)
Maryka Biaggio, PhD
This paper discusses the effectiveness of relapse prevention programs for addictive or self-destructive behaviors. Definitions of addiction, lapse, and relapse are given. A brief synopsis of the evolution of assumed causative factors and implications for the treatment of these behaviors are provided. The subsequent development of relapse prevention models is described. A critical literature review of current treatment methodologies for maintenance of addiction-free behavior is presented.
Dyck, Deanne (1992). Relapse prevention: Strategies for maintenance of addiction-free behaviors (Master's thesis, Pacific University). Retrieved from: