This Audio/Visual Home Study course is being offered from the 2023 Preventing Relapse Symposium, designed for anyone interested in learning more about Relapse Prevention methods including professional treatment such as counselors, therapists, case managers, and program executives, as well as individuals in personal recovery with the goals of enhancing clinical techniques across all levels of care with proven and practical applications of The Gorski-CENAPS Model of Recovery and Relapse Prevention. It affords you the opportunity of completing the course at your own pace. The cost of this course is $35.00. Participants will earn 1.25 Continuing Education credit hours upon successful completion of this 75-minute course. 



  1. Register for the course. Upon payment, you are automatically enrolled in the course.
  2. Watch the course videos.
  3. Complete the Continuing Education Test by answering the questions included at the end of the course.
  4. Upon completion, you will receive a certificate of completion (emailed and available through your account) with your Continuing Education credits/clock hours.  



If you are a new user your information will be collected at checkout for your account. You will receive a welcome email with the easy steps to get going on your course. Returning users can log in to their account and select the course.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this homestudy course, the participant will be able to:

  • Increase their personal insight into biases and beliefs they hold regarding adolescents seeking substance use treatment.

  • Identify strategies they can use to help prevent provider burnout.

  • Understand the unique challenges and needs of adolescents seeking substance use treatment.

  • Become familiar with the adolescent developmental model of recovery.

  • Become familiar with common Adolescent Relapse Warning Signs.

  • Have foundational knowledge on how to implement effective relapse prevention treatment with adolescents.

Course Description

Overdose deaths among adolescents are rising and effective substance use treatment with adolescents requires more than just simplifying adult interventions. Providers on the front lines of this growing public health crisis need specific education and developmentally appropriate interventions to support the adolescent population with their unique needs and challenges as they attempt to establish and maintain recovery. 

This course will provide participants with a brief overview of the current trends in adolescent substance use, discussion of adolescent development, and special considerations needed when working with adolescents. Participants will be introduced to the Gorski-CENAPS adolescent developmental model and the newly updated adolescent relapse warning signs. Participants will be asked to explore their personal beliefs about adolescent substance use and learn strategies to prevent burnout. After engaging in this presentation, participants will have a deeper understanding of how to effectively deliver adolescent relapse prevention treatment to help facilitate a recovery process for young people.

Course curriculum

    1. About the Content

    2. Course Description

    3. Learning Objectives

    4. About the Instructor

    1. Play the Content

    1. Completion Test

    2. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $35.00
  • 1.25 CE Credit Hours
  • No additional materials needed

Senior Instructor Alana Van Zanten

Alana Van Zanten, LMFT, LPCC, LAADC-S, ACRPS Alana is a licensed psychotherapist in California, Connecticut, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Washington. She is also a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Clinical Supervisor and is an Advanced Credentialed Relapse Prevention Specialist. Alana completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Santa Clara University and her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology at San Jose State University. Alana has been working in addiction treatment for over a decade, and specializes in helping people as they enter into, and sustain, recovery from substance use disorders. In addition to Alana’s clinical practice, she has worked as a trainer and consultant. Alana has a particular passion for working with adolescents and young people seeking support with addiction. She is currently developing an adolescent training manual and credentialing curriculum for Gorski-CENAPS.

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