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1. Kitchen, R. H. (1991, December). Relapse therapy. EMDR Network Newsletter, 1(2), 4-6.
Most therapists who treat Drug/Alcohol addicted clients have experienced the frustration of client relapse when therapy appeared to be working. Chronic relapse can occur even when the client is fully committed to an abstinent life. Chronic relapsers, and many recovering addicts to some extent, suffer from what Terry Gorski, MA, describes as Post Acute Withdrawal or "PAW." His premise, supported by an analytical study of a group of chronic relapse clients in 1974, identified the thirty-seven warning signs that were predictive of possible relapse. (For those who wish further information, these warning signs were first outlined in his book, Counseling For Relapse Prevention (T. Gorski, 1982).
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