With a little leverage and some understanding of effective therapeutic technique, you can increase the chances of successful outcomes with these clients.
Topics: Addicted Offenders, addiction, alcoholism, assessment, client types and needs, co-occurring disorders, complications, counseling, counseling skills, personality disorders
For the most part, if you are hoping that insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, or another third-party payor will help with–or pick up entirely–the costs of treatment, you’ll be running into ASAM criteria that control who gets what kind of treatment.
Topics: ASAM, assessment, diagnosis, inpatient treatment, long term treatment, outpatient treatment, treatment, treatment skills, types of treatment
We can’t always predict which problem will require attention first — or indeed, when opening a door in therapy will introduce a whole new set of emotional needs and issues.
Topics: assessment, client types and needs, co-occurring disorders, complications, compulsive behavior, therapeutic modalities, therapies and tools, trauma, treatment planning
If we could reach them now, the process might well be interrupted. Preventing a host of more serious problems — some of them fatal to other people, or the user himself.
Topics: assessment, consequences, intervention, Intervention Series, SBIRT, signs and symptoms
Rapid severe weight loss combined with heavy drinking is a formula for lasting difficulties.
Topics: addiction and the brain, assessment, consequences, counseling skills, treatment skills
A patient said he’d visited a local family clinic three times in the past year for drinking-related problems and the physician never once mentioned that he needed treatment.
Topics: assessment, clinical management, diagnosis, disease, getting help, marketing, recognizing the addict or alcoholic, signs and symptoms
We keep running into situations where ASAM criteria don’t seem to apply.
Topics: ASAM, assessment, case management, clinical management, continuum of care