Relapse Prevention for Alcohol or Drug Addiction Recovery

Relapse prevention is a critical element in recovery from alcoholism or drug addiction. Since breaking free from chronic substance abuse can trigger physical dependency symptoms, major depression, relapse and other challenges, victims and their families often look for resources to help them cope. Addictions research shows that the internet is a source to which more and more people turn.

In addition to traditional methods of conducting addictions research, a new stream of innovative internet technology provides unique insights into the specific search habits of people interested in topics such as relapse prevention. These statistics allow health professionals and researchers to track social trends and incorporate findings into treatment and relapse prevention programs.

“Relapse Prevention Plan/Workbook” and “Major Depression Relapse” Popular Phrases

Whether it's identifying the warning signs of relapse, accessing a relapse prevention workbook or tracking down group therapy options, online addiction information and support is regularly sought after. This cutting-edge addictions research shows:

  • nearly 20,000 inquiries are typed into search engines each year for “relapse prevention”
  • roughly 1,700 inquiries are for concrete resources, such as a “relapse prevention plan” or “relapse prevention workbook”
  • other specific topics near the top of the list include “depression relapse”, “substance abuse relapse”, “alcohol relapse”, “meth relapse” and “drug relapse”

Relapse Prevention - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  20,000
relapse prevention    18941
addiction relapse    2831
depression relapse    2038
relapse prevention plan    1727
relapse prevention workbook    1682
drug addiction    1669
drug addiction relapse    1655
relax relapse    1552
substance abuse relapse    1344
alcohol relapse    1157
orthodontic relapse    1102
relapse prevention training    1099
signs of relapse    1011
meth relapse    895
drug relapse    865
substance abuse relapse prevention    775
alcoholism relapse    752
what is relapse    614
relapse warning signs    573
relapse triggers    563
prevent relapse    558
cocaine relapse    553
how to prevent relapse    548
relapse and ambien    529
relapse prevention education    412
relapse prevention model    390
drug and alcohol    390
relapse prevention techniques    375
relapse statistics    370
alcohol relapse prevention    369
chronic relapse    369
major depression relapse    369
relapse prevention for women    369
0 20,000

“Drug”, “Addiction”, “Relapse”, “Prevention” Top the List

Refer to Graph 2 for a breakdown of the most common words used to locate relapse prevention information. The top four, “drug” (3,007 occurrences/year), “addiction” (3,182), “prevention” (18,944) and the most common, “relapse” (48,942), are all terms one would expect to find. The presence and frequency of others show great diversity in thought processes, as evidenced by words such as “relax” (1,558), “sex” (613), and “model” (413) within the top 27.

Relapse Prevention - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in relapse prevention searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 relapse prevention exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  50,000
relapse    48942
prevention    18944
addiction    3182
drug    3007
depression    2352
signs    1789
alcohol    1770
plan    1738
workbook    1689
abuse    1685
relax    1558
substance    1526
meth    1276
training    1107
orthodontic    1102
what    1019
prevent    930
triggers    846
alcoholism    775
warning    668
cocaine    633
sex    613
how    578
ambien    531
offenders    520
statistics    415
model    413
education    412
stroke    401
hepatitis    384
women    379
techniques    376
chronic    374
little    372
birdy    372
barre    370
major    369
guillain    368
bowel    368
rate    367
rates    336
dependency    299
vicodin    292
crystal    280
bipolar    279
hodgkin    273
therapy    272
symptoms    272
disorder    270
recovery    260
alcoholics    229
after    221
group    197
relapses    195
children    191
schizophrenia    191
addicts    190
information    187
effexor    187
worksheet    169
handouts    164
study    162
programs    159
alcoholic    158
when    151
wisconsin    146
free    131
treatment    125
cold    125
chance    124
areas    122
numb    122
worksheets    118
eating    115
abusers    114
40    112
summer    111
stats    111
lymphoma    103
child    88
abstinence    85
smoking    85
resources    85
year    81
chemical    78
self    76
lyrics    71
plans    70
harm    63
crack    60
diagnosis    57
drugs    55
relationships    55
percentages    55
reasons    54
dual    54
top    51
black    48
cannabis    48
ms    47
0 50,000

Addictions Research from a Progressive Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center

USDR, a progressive Montreal drug and alcohol rehab center, is spearheading this ground-breaking internet addictions research in an effort to effectively respond to the needs of patients and to assist fellow health professionals. The development of successful treatment plans, and relapse prevention information and resources not only improves the quality of life for recovering alcoholics, drug addicts and their families; it benefits society as a whole.

Relapse Prevention - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 40  380
bowel relapse    368
guillain barre relapse    367
little birdy relapse    367
relapse prevent    364
relapse rates    325
vicodin dependency    292
crystal meth    280
crystal meth relapse    280
stroke and relapse    228
alcohol abuse    219
alcohol abuse and relapse    219
recovery relapse    217
meth recovery relapse    209
meth recovery    209
triggers in relapse prevention    201
information on relapse prevention    186
effexor relapse    186
relapse alcohol    185
schizophrenia and relapse    184
drug relapse statistics    182
symptoms relapse alcohol    182
relapse stroke    165
meth addiction relapse    164
handouts for relapse prevention    164
addiction relapse statistics    164
meth addiction    164
relapse rate    156
alcoholic relapse    149
relapse programs in wisconsin    146
meth recovery relapse rates    128
bipolar relapse    122
relapse cold numb areas    122
relapse prevention worksheets    118
40 below summer relapse    111
free relapse prevention worksheets    110
relapse prevention worksheet    95
relapse prevention alcohol    91
relapse of lymphoma    85
eating disorder relapse    82
relapse prevention addiction    81
sex addiction    76
relapse addiction    74
smoking and relapse    74
chemical addiction    73
eating disorder relapse treatment    73
signs of alcoholic relapse    73
signs of alcoholic    73
relapse in substance abusers    73
triggers relapse addiction    73
relapses in sex addiction    73
abstinence and relapse prevention    73
worksheet relapse prevention addiction    73
relapse prevention plans    68
self harm relapse    61
addiction relapse percentages    55
warning signs for relapse    55
what is relapse stroke    55
meth relapse stats    55
alcoholic relapse rate    55
relapse and relationships    55
depression relapse symptoms    55
meth recovery relapse stats    55
depression relapse signs    55
crack cocaine    53
cannabis relapse    48
cocaine therapy    46
crack cocaine therapy relapse    46
relapse after bmt    42
alcohol and drug    41
drugs alcohol    41
40 380

Addictions Research from a Progressive Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center

USDR, a progressive Montreal drug and alcohol rehab center, is spearheading this ground-breaking internet addictions research in an effort to effectively respond to the needs of patients and to assist fellow health professionals. The development of successful treatment plans, and relapse prevention information and resources not only improves the quality of life for recovering alcoholics, drug addicts and their families; it benefits society as a whole.