Analyzing Addiction Treatment Plans

Discussion: Analyzing Addiction Treatment Plans

An addiction treatment plan is a plan of action. It provides a map for clients receiving treatment services so that they will know where they are going, how they will get there, and how they will know when they have arrived at their final destination.

There are numerous addiction treatment plan formats, but they all should contain at a minimum these five elements: 1) long-term goals related to each problem or need; 2) short-term goals for each long-term goal; 3) objectives of how short-term goals will be achieved; 4) strategies or therapeutic interventions for meeting each objective; and 5) expected outcomes. The specific objectives should be conveyed in measurable, behavioral terms that state what the client will do to meet each short-term goal. Objectives should be broken down into a series of small, achievable steps that move incrementally toward a larger end goal.

In the Assignment for this week, you began to develop a 12-month addiction treatment plan for Marge. Select a section of the SPP Treatment Plan Template that you created for Marge and post it to the Discussion Board. As a class, you will work together to evaluate the section of each of your addiction treatment plans. 

By Day 4

Post the selected section from your addiction treatment plan for Marge.

By Day 6

Respond to a colleague’s addiction treatment plans by explaining one strength and one limitation of their posted section from their addiction treatment plan. Offer one suggestion for how the addiction treatment plans might be improved. Explain what insights you have gained as a result of analyzing your colleagues’ addiction treatment plans. Support your response using the resources and the current literature.

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