Relapse to Substance Use:
Triggers and Lessons Learned

Principal Investigator: Alexandre B. Laudet, PhD, NDRI

Funding Source: Funded by the Peter McManus Charitable Trust (Dec 2003-DEC 2004)

This project builds on the Pathways study with the following research objectives:

  • To document past relapse patterns among persons who have achieved stable abstinence (over 3 years);
  • To identify factors that promote and prevent relapse and to investigate whether they change with length of abstinence achieved (e.g., are factors associated with relapse after 6 or 12 months similar to or different from those after, 6, 10, 12, etc. years of abstinence?)
  • To learn about the context of the relapse experience from participants who have achieved stable recovery and gained perspective into the challenging process of addiction recovery.

Please see pathways study for publications and presentations


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