After Care Work (Followup)
Substance abuse and alcohol dependence has long been seen as a persistent, relapsing condition hence, relapse management is an important issue in the treatment of addictive behaviors. This is the stage wherein patient’s ability and readiness to go back into the community and lead normal lives – is assessed and evaluated. It helps in identifying the high-risk situation and assisted in developing appropriate strategies to deal with them. These can include broad-based skills training, behavioral modification, assertiveness training and lifestyle interventions.