Topic: dual diagnosis
…progress is the measuring stick. You want your patient to know the joy of a structured, purposeful life.
While it may have similarities to other disorders, the emotional dysregulation that characterizes addiction is not the same.
In spite of the advances, science still struggles to understand the disease process that underlies most disorders.
The workbook is based on recognized disease-model treatment principles and can integrate readily in Matrix and other established EBP treatment protocols.
Therapy we might see as fiddling with the ‘software’. Not so different from treating a chronic disease such as diabetes, where education and counseling improve outcomes.
The key to treatment success is an integrated approach: One treatment team treats both illnesses using an integrated treatment plan.
The behavior of antisocial persons is a challenge to traditional substance abuse counseling. Offender populations are packed with antisocial clients. It helps to address these behaviors directly, beginning with the treatment plan.