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Cenaps Model

The CENAPS Model of relapse prevention provides a theoretical understanding of factors that contribute to substance dependence, as well as principles that guide treatment interventions of substance dependent individuals. The CENAPS Model has been under construction since the 1970s. This model includes theoretical as well as clinical practice elements from Alcoholics Anonymous and the Minnesota model of treatment. The model also integrates a number of educational materials, clinical procedures, and self-help methods that permit patients and clinicians to utilize theoretical principles to help patients achieve and maintain recovery.

Within the CENAPS Model of relapse prevention, substance dependence is conceptualized to consist of biopsychosocial influences, with significant contributing factors derived from biological, psychological, and social domains. Treatment is thus engineered to target dysfunction in each of these ...

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