CESSATION & RELAPSE
Health service psychologists are frequently called upon to help patients quit an addictive behavior, such as smoking cigarettes or abusing alcohol, and to make plans for preventing relapse. This is usually done using a motivational interviewing or cognitive behavioral approach, but also includes problem solving, goal setting, and planning activities. There are a number of resources available below.
-Psychological Interventions for Alcohol Use Disorders
-Motivational Interviewing for Alcohol Use Disorders
-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Alcohol Use Disorders
- Motivation and Ambivalence
- Lapse and Relapse
- Stages of Change
- Tips for avoiding relapse
- Relapse prevention plan
- Building discrepancy
- Worksheets for Stimulant Abuse
- Urge tracking
- Drinking tracking cards:
- Emotional Emergency Kit
- Learning to self-soothe
- Identifying your support system
- How to Deal with Backsliding
- Forward Steps to Recovery
- Activities You Might Enjoy
- Backward Steps to Addictive Behavior
- Trigger Homework Sheet
- Lifestyle Balance Pie
- SROL - SMART Recovery Online
Anxiety and substance use Download from UNSW
Developed by the National Cancer Institute using both the latest evidence-based smoking cessation methods as well as behavior change theory . Available at: http://smokefree.gov/apps-quitpal
Created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with tobacco control professionals and smoking cessation experts and with input from ex-smokers . At: http://smokefree.gov/apps-quitstart.
From 2Morrow Inc, SmartQuit app has demonstrated efficacy in a pilot RCT clinical trial conducted at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. It uses “acceptance and commitment therapy” (ACT), which helps people to accept their urges and let them pass .
It is to be brought to market by the end of the year. It shall be targeted at companies, health plans and states. Now in preview on iTunes .
Developed by MMG, Inc., for the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Written by tobacco control professionals and cessation counselors, with the help of ex-smokers and experts .
UbiQUITous is an evidence-based app on Facebook dedicated to helping users quit smoking, leveraging the power of a smoker's social network to help them quit smoking by posting their daily quit progress to their Facebook timeline, and directly notifying supporters on important "quit milestones" , and providing tailored information on quitting, integrated social support, and proactive contact to users. The protocol design of the RCT [NCT01746472: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01746472] studying its efficacy has been detailed .
NHS Stop Smoking iPhone App
The NHS in the UK has developed this app in conformance with evidence-based guidelines on smoking cessation .