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:

  • Educate clinicians as to the cultural nuances of family and community involvement in India, and the how it impacts upon relapse and recovery.

  • Identify challenges of implementing western interventions in a culturally diverse setting.

  • Learn an effective way to educate clients and their families regarding physical, psychological, and social behaviors which contribute to relapse

  • Develop an understanding of how Gorski-CENAPS RPT is incorporated into a treatment program in India.

Course Description

Having a population of 1.38 billion people, India is the second most populated country in the world with a sixth of the world’s population. With more than two thousand ethnic groups, 216 languages spoken and with every major religion represented, evidence-based substance misuse treatment is still in its infancy. The key finding from a survey conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, covering all the states and union territories of India on the prevalence and extent of substance use in India is that, there are major variations in different states in the extent and prevalence of use of various substances. Substance abuse is still often stigmatized and not openly discussed. Notwithstanding, RPT and other evidence-based interventions are effective when the various cultural, religious, and ethnic differences are taken into consideration. In its application with our clients, the Gorski-CENAPS RPT model is adapted to include a focus on the importance of family and community support in the recovery process. Emphasis is placed on educating family members, significant others and the wider community on addiction, its implications, and recovery processes.

This course will demonstrate why given the communal nature of Indian culture, it is necessary to involve the whole family and clinicians advised to respect the hierarchical structure of the Indian family and be aware of the major cultural themes when applying any intervention. It will establish how the Indian perspective appears to lend itself mainly to pharmacological and psychiatric interventions with minimal trust in psychological therapies, and how the involvement of and engagement with family members helps diffuse the mistrust when they understand how the therapeutic approach appeals to their cultural values.

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

Instructor Obi Unaka

Obi Unaka BSc(Hons), MCMI, MFDaP, ACRPS Obi has been working in the field of substance abuse and process addictions for over 20 years. He is a qualified and experienced Addictions Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, trainer and treatment consultant. Obi holds a First-Class honours degree from the University of Bath UK, a Certificate in Clinical Supervision from the Centre for Supervision & Team Development UK, and a Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute, UK. Obi has held strategic and operational positions as Head of Service for a Community Rehabilitation program in Essex, UK and Treatment Director for a private residential treatment programme in Northamptonshire, UK. Obi has experience of developing and managing treatment programs within residential, community and criminal justice settings. He currently works as Deputy Director of Residential Services at Samarpan Rehabilitation Centre in India. Obi is an Advanced Practitioner member of the Addiction Professionals registration body and the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals in the UK.

Instructor Martin Peters

Martin Peters BA(Hons), Dip HE, Dip, RN, CSAT III, ACRPS A Registered Nurse, CBT Therapist, Certified Substance Abuse Therapist and Certified Relapse Prevention specialist working in the mental health field since 1991, he is also a member of ISSUP; Martin has had a wide range of experience in management and supervisory roles within established healthcare systems, and has provided consultancy services to a number of private and public sector organizations in the UK and Asia in terms of management, policy writing, accreditation and recruitment. Martin’s addictions experience has been in developing inpatient services in Asia since 2009, and has worked closely with The Thai Ministry of Public Health on rehabilitation programs and development, as well as the licensing and standards of programs in Thailand. Martin is seen as one of the pioneers of destination rehab in Thailand. Martin has also been a speaker at several international conferences on addiction, including ASEAN conferences and has also guest lectured at Mahidol University (Pakistan), University of Sarghoda (Pakistan) Institute of Medical Sciences (Pakistan), Indian Psychiatric Society and has been a representative on the CARF Standards Advisory Committee for 2016. In 2015 Martin became a Co-Founder of Lanna Healthcare, launching Lanna Rehab for admissions in March 2016 and opening Jintra in January 2018. In June of 2018, Martin was involved in the merger of Lanna and DARA, becoming Thailand's biggest private licensed operator prior to the pandemic. Martin is currently Director of Residential Services for Samarpan, since July 2021 based in India, and has been involved in the opening of a new inpatient facility in Pune, developing the inpatient clinical model, and overseeing the day to day operations of the centre. This is the 6th program that he has rolled out.

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