Relapse data has long been available, but in this video, Dr. Claudia Black brings a new insight and overview to the issues of relapse. Dr. Black begins by using an analogy -- that of the sinking of the Titanic and the loss of its passengers. Of the more than 2200 people aboard, 1513 would perish. This was the ship that was unsinkable and, even as the ship was going down, people assumed that they were in no immediate danger. In asking a group in early recovery to put themselves aboard that ship, most would be certain that they would be saved. As many as 70 percent of all chemically dependent people who attempt to stop drinking or using will experience relapse, and often more than once.
The four "icebergs" that can sink recovery are identified as:
Dr. Black uses stories and electronic graphics to underline key points that deal with understanding and preventing relapse.
28 minutes non- returnable