Addiction Assessment and Intervention Services

Addiction Assessment and Intervention Services from Peter Guess - Counsellor | Healer

By: Peter Guess - Counsellor | Healer  01-20-2014
Keywords: Family Counselling, Addiction, Substance Abuse

Addiction Assessment and Intervention Services 1. ASSESSMENT A full assessment is the first process that helps clarify the problem, the impact on the person, family and workplace and the most suitable treatment options - an outpatient or inpatient programme. In some urgent cases or due to financial constraints, there may be a need for a court order. Because addiction affects the family and the individual's whole life, we have to deal with the whole person within the context of the family or current social environment. The self-esteem, life skills, socialisation, career, money matters, personality characteristics, spirituality, family dynamics, past history... Again a long list, but the issues for each family and individual are unique. You can start by taking the Free Self-Administered Addiction Check-Up: 2. INTERVENTION Usually, a crisis or crises, bring the individual, family or employer for an assessment. However, in many cases, the denial has become so strong that it disables the very process of help and support required. An intervention may take place during the assessment or be planned with the employer, family or other loved ones, to precipitate a crisis or utilise an existing crisis. The purpose is to enable the individual to come in for an assessment or to enter appropriate treatment directly. I guide the significant people affected by the addiction, to plan and implement an intervention in my office, at home or in the workplace. Where required, I observe or coach the process in the home or in the workplace. During the intervention we offer the individual the most appropriate treatment option, based on the initial assessment and then negotiate with the individual the way forward. Refer to my FREE report "The Intervention - The Caring confrontation - The Why, What and How" - go to: Then select "Addiction Resources" from the main menu.

Keywords: Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Drug Rehab, Drug Rehabilitation, Family Counselling, Rehabilitation Centre, Substance Abuse

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