This process is also called of self-liberation because the subject feels his ability to decide and choose (perceives having capacity of choice and implementation of the change). -Action or performance: Suspension of the habit, behavior modification moment. It is normally valued so when it has been 4 days a week without drinking and is often extended to 6 months. Here the individual can receive feedback from its capacity of self-control to keep the behavior of not drinking, even in situations of risk; and as Bandura, besides Prochaska believes that belief in the own domain capacity favor the maintenance of change, of situations of risk coping and avoidance of relapse. In this phase, Charlie manifests assured in the scenes in which during its stay in the cafeteria or their friends that spends small jokes about asking some DRAM to another time – being able to overcome the temptation and feeling more effective. At this stage you can occur, while these people are effectively performing their changes of behaviour, these changes not be so real and definitive. The therapist in this case will support and train patients with procedures behavioural (counterconditioning and stimuli control) how to increase the probability that certain behavior related to the change of habit happens (handling of contingencies). In the case of alcoholism is required group therapy and individual both for action as for maintenance underpinning relapse prevention strategies.

This stage is very stressful and support that is taking Charlie with your environment is very favourable, for example that Monica, your partner, make sure you not have alcohol at home or that she does not take it in his presence. Maintenance: Conservation of the action of not drinking during 6 months, and resistance to the temptation in all problem situations. Culminates with the completion of the process when the subject not already need to change processes to prevent relapse, but this limit is not clear in the case of alcohol is said to be an alcoholic it throughout life.