This Home Study course provides you with a guided set of learning activities that provide high quality content, linked to research and other related academic work, along with access to Gorski-CENAPS Faculty. It affords you the opportunity of completing the course at your own pace. The cost of this course is $24.00 Participants will earn 2 Continuing Education credit hours upon successful completion. 


  1. Register for the course. Upon payment, you are automatically enrolled in the course.
  2. Read course text thoroughly.
  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:

  • 1. Understand the need for building health intimate relationships into recovery programs.

  • 2. Describe the different levels at which relationships operate.

  • 3. Explain the seven characteristics of addictive intimacy.

  • 4. Provide guidelines for relationship building and transforming in recovery.

Course Description

In this home study course, Terry Gorski answered vital questions about intimacy and recovery. What is normal in a love relationship? How do we build healthy, intimate relationships into our recovery program? Different levels at which relationships operate are described. The seven characteristics of addictive intimacy are explained and why they feel so good in the short run and hurt so badly in the long run. The course also describes the characteristics of healthy intimacy and provides guidelines for relationship building and transforming in recovery.

Bibliography: This home study course was developed by Terence T. Gorski and based on the publication Addictive Relationships:  Why Love Goes Wrong In Recovery written by Terence. T. Gorski.

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Course curriculum

    1. The Functional Family

    2. What Is Normal?

    3. Communications Exercise

    4. The Relationship Process

    5. Levels, Natures, and Characteristics of Relationships

    6. Pain or Abandonment

    7. Superficial Involvement

    8. Companionship

    9. Friendship

    10. Romantic Love

    11. How It Works

    12. A Functional Association

    13. Addictive Relationships

    14. Healthy Relationships

    15. Differences of Healthy Relationships

    16. First the Self

    17. Healthy Principles

    18. Steps for Healthy Intimacy

    19. Today's Norm

    1. Addictive Relationships Quiz

    2. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $24.00
  • 2 CE credit hours
  • No additional materials needed

Senior Instructor Roland Williams

Roland Williams, MA, MAC, LAADC, ACRPS, NCACII, CADCII, SAP Gorski-CENAPS President/CEO and Director of Training Roland began with CENAPS in 1990 and is an internationally certified Addictions Counselor. He was personally mentored by Terry Gorski to teach RPT. He has worked world-wide as a counselor, interventionist, lecturer, trainer, teacher, author and consultant specializing in addiction related issues working in substance abuse treatment since 1986. As a consultant he has assisted many treatment centers to develop world class addiction treatment protocols as well as to create clinical treatment models.