The program consists of two parts. The first deals with the relationship between anger and relapse, the physiology of anger, identification of cues and triggers, and the role that previous experiences play in current emotions, thought processes, and response choices. The second part focuses on the acquisition of coping skills. Coping strategies include intervention techniques such as time out and self-talk and prevention strategies such as problem solving and communication skills. All of the intervention techniques and strategies are illustrated by case studies. Also addressed is how to deal with common irrational justifications, personalizing responses, and the role and management of stress and resentment in the relapse cycle.