Return to substance use often appears to happen suddenly, but there are usually plenty of warning signs. This card deck (and companion Facilitator Guide) introduces the Gorski model of relapse phases and warning signs. The model highlights 10 progressive emotional and mental states that occur on the path toward substance use. Awareness of warning signs allows for proactive planning and action, which may include avoiding triggers or devising alternative ways of coping that don't include drinking or using.
Facilitator Guide — An essential companion to the Discovery Cards, the Facilitator Guide provides group leaders with everything needed to run structured, action-oriented sessions, including activity worksheets, and coaching tips. Discovery Cards are simple, practical, impactful, and increase engagement. Using behavior-based and color-categorized cards, group members will gain a deeper understanding of the relapse process, its phases, and the behavioral and emotional signals that they may be entering or in. Discovery Cards increase engagement, participation, self-discovery, and spark great discussions in recovery group settings. For the best experience, buy a Group Kit, which includes everything you need to run an effective session.