Relapse Prevention and Chemically Dependent Offenders 

By Terence T. Gorski

Review Gorski’ Books and Publications

From the mid 1970’s to the late 1980’s I worked extensively on projects involving the criminal justice system.

My primary focus was upon setting up programs lower recidivism to substance use and crime. During this project I interviewed many current and released prisoners, correctional and probation officers, and drug court judges.

The project resulted in the development of the three manuals related to relapse prevention among offenders that are still used in many correctional programs and training I institutes.

These are:

1. An Executive Briefing On Addicted Offenders for Judges and Policy Makers.

2. A Guide for Counselors, Therapists, and Criminal Justice Professionals;

3. The Relapse Prevention Workbook Chemically Dependent Offenders (for use by offenders);

4. Relapse Warning Signs for Criminal Behavior;

5. High Risk Situations for Incarcerated chemically Dependent Behaviors.

I also made the book available through the government printing office:

Here is the link to  blog page that briefly describes the information that we have. The publications are old, but the content has stood the test of time. All protocols within these workbooks are based evidenced-based practices of Relapse Prevention Therapy as certified by the National Registry for Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). The work books have been extensive used in the correctional system both behind the bars and in the community for over twenty-years. They are still valid because: They are based upon a rock-solic foundation of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), they utilize proven principles of Relapse Prevention, and the system is manualized making it easy to use consistently within a program.
We can make the workbooks available on a license tt individual facilities in reproducible PDF files that can be copied within the facility for use with the clients. If you are interested in obtaining a PDF License please email Tresa Watson or call here at 352-596-8000.

4 Responses to Relapse Prevention and Chemically Dependent Offenders 

  1. Mark johnson says:

    Hi, please can you let me know how to buy the pack? Is there a discount for charity? Thanks Mark

    Ps would be good to get Terrence to come visit our various prison work when he’s next over?

    We’re a peer led and delivered national organisation. 85% ex offenders now holding keys to the jails they were locked up in! Think about it… : ) Mark


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