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An advanced approach to relapse prevention.

A History of The Journey With Love

The Journey With Love is dedicated to creating and distributing advanced online relapse prevention education focusing on grief and loss.

Dr. Noeréna founded The Journey With Love to create, introduce and distribute innovative relapse prevention curricula for professionals working in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and relapse prevention. Her advanced approach to relapse prevention emphasizes the forceful power of grief as a strong, under addressed, and often unnoticed incentive for relapse.

About Dr. Noeréna

Noeréna Abookire holds a Ph.D. from New York University’s School of Education, Health, Nursing and Arts Professions. She has 25 years of personal recovery from a variety of addictions; multiple advanced degrees and certifications; and decades of working in the field of relapse prevention at the local, state and federal levels. As the lead instructor of trainers for Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and a past National board member of the National Association for Prevention Professions and Advocates, Dr. Noeréna has been a consultant for the United States Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

When facilitating groups in rehabilitation and treatment centers or presenting for professional Substance Use Disorder training organizations; universities and colleges; local, state and national and international conferences; Dr. Noeréna opens the hearts and minds of professionals by sharing her experience that relapse can be avoided even in the most stressful times.