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Relapse Prevention and Management - Brisbane

by Insight

  • date & time

    Tue. 20 Apr 2021
    9:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • location
    4th Floor, 270 Roma Street, 'Biala' City Community Health Centre, Brisbane QLD 4000

This one day workshop will equip workers with frameworks, strategies and tools to assist their clients in the development of personalised plans related to substance use and recovery, and the prevention and management of lapses and relapses. This is an interactive workshop with opportunities to practice and apply concepts covered. 

Topics include

  • definitions and models of change,
  • factors contributing to lapse and relapse,
  • factors supporting change,
  • cravings and use of urge surfing,
  • cognitive based approaches,
  • frameworks for a relapse prevention and management plan (including 4 areas of crisis, lifestyle, lapse, relapse; and Stay on Course tool),
  • drug refusal and harm reduction, 
  • relaxation skills,
  • healthy lifestyle (including meaningful activities, habits, routines, rituals and scheduling),
  • supports and connections, 
  • different forms of relapse prevention and management plans (including kits, apps, templates).

Pre-requisite: Relapse Prevention and Management e-Learning

Other recommended learning: Foundational AOD Concepts.

Presenters: Michelle Taylor and James Hoey.

Tea, coffee and a light lunch are provided at all full-day workshops at Biala. Please note that the room can get quite cold at times, so bring a jacket if you think you may need one. The building is wheelchair accessible and interpreters, captioning services and other sensory impairment aids can be organised if required. Please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to your workshop to discuss. Roma Street train and bus station is the closest public transport access to Biala and current construction works are being undertaken on the Cross River Rail project, for up to date information on how this may impact you, please refer to

NB: There is no parking available at Biala.

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