Addiction Planning and treatment for clients

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The need for treatment planning in treatment The treatment plan provides structured jet flexible, systematic, individualized course for the counselor and client to follow to meet the client’s objectives and goals during the treatment process. A structured plan will provide a common direction of treatment for all counselors to follow to ensure that all state and grant funding guidelines and requirements are meant. When the plan includes different stagers or levels, treatment issues can be prioritized, objectives and goals can be adjusted by the client with the assistance of the counselor to engage the participation of the client and monitor their progress. The treatment plan is formulated from the information obtained for the client’s bio/psycho/social assessment, it contains a series of flexible long, and short-term goals developed by the therapist and client and should always reflect the desires and diversity of the client. Weekly sessions will focus on such the goals as maintaining complete abstinence, developing healthy social relationships, and addressing the dysfunctions associated with the client’s substance abuse. The role of assessment and the DSM-VI in treatment planning The bio/psycho/social assessment is the first step in the intake process to determine the nature and extent of the client’s challenge with substance that includes their medical status, employment and support status, alcohol and drug use, legal status, family and social relationship, and psychiatric status. This extensive collection of information is used to gain an understanding of the client and will be used to formulate an individual treatment plan that will contain a series of flexible long, and short-term goals developed by the therapist and client and should always reflect the desires and diversity of the client (Sullivan, 2002). According to the

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