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 $18.00 Participants will earn 1 Continuing Education credit hour 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.

Course Description

This home study course offers a hands-on plan to help keep a person away from drugs. The craving cycle can be broken by practicing the outlined craving prevention plan and craving intervention plan. A discussion of the craving cycle - the stages, symptoms, physical, psychological,  social set-ups, and trigger events are also included.

Course curriculum

    1. Introduction

    2. How Craving Begins

    3. Symptoms of A Craving

    4. Stage One of Craving- Set-Up Behaviors that Lead to Craving

    5. Psychological Set-Ups for Craving

    6. Social Set-Ups for Craving

    7. Stage Two of Craving- Trigger Events for Cravings

    8. Common Trigger Events

    9. Other Strong Triggers

    10. Deactivating Triggers to Cravings

    11. Stage Three of Craving- The Craving Cycle

    1. The Craving Prevention Plan


    3. The Craving Intervention Plan


    5. Conclusion

    6. SOURCES

    1. Completion Test

    2. Course Evaluation

About this course

  • $18.00
  • 1 CE Credit Hour
  • 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.