Based on the book “Relapse Traps: How to Avoid the 12 Most Common Pitfalls in Recovery,” this simple 1-page checklist with key offers a helpful look at common problems, attitudes and beliefs that contribute to relapse.

The Inventory identifies potential issues such as stress, ambivalence about self-diagnosis, other health problems, and more. Focusing on the areas most likely to challenge sobriety can help the person in recovery prepare positive responses.

The Inventory can be integrated into patient education units on relapse preventions, and used in group or individual settings.  It can also be used in early aftercare or recovery support groups, and even as a self-help tool for anyone in recovery who is concerned about relapse prevention. It’s an excellent companion tool for the “Sustain the Gain” workbook or the “Co-Occurring Disorders Workbook.”