Areas with implications for the treatment of substance use disorders.


Areaswith implications for the treatment of substance use disorders.

Areaswith implications for the treatment of substance use disorders

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Briefintervention can help to the problem drinkers bringing significancechanges to their behaviors. The intervention should be accompanied bythe willingness of the clients to participate in bringing change tohimself for the purpose of healing. From the findings of the studypeople with drinking problems should be ready to be in the treatmentfor a longer period. Time factors a lot for the treatment and thelonger the treatment period, the better the results. Especially whenthe length of the treatment period is voluntarily from the clientwhich signify that he/she is motivated by the treatment (Robinson,2010). Better outcomes also come with the alcohol-dependent personfaithfully adhering to the medication.

Takehome message from areas with implications for the treatment ofsubstance use disorders.


Notall substance use disorders that need treatment. The natural changemethod should not be overlooked but be considered as an area that hasa significant implication for the treatment of substance usedisorders. The result could also be a long lasting solution since itcomes from a life-changing the experience of the substance usedisorder affected the person. It is mostly on cigarettes user whocannot be compared with an alcohol dependent person who might needtreatment.


Thetherapist intervention area can have positive or negative resultsdepending on how the therapists` carries out the response. Thetherapist, therefore, should be very careful about how they handlethe treatment, confronting the client should be avoided at all cost.According to rediscovering fire article through experimental andcorrelational evidence, a therapist confrontation can make clientsreact negatively to the treatment, and the result will naturallyaffect negatively on the results needed to be achieved through thetreatment Wilson et al., 2010). Therefore, I can confidently saythat therapist has a significance implication on the willingness ofthe addict to participate in the treatment and eventually outcome ofthe treatment.

Motivationalinterviewing is another area that I would consider as a take homemessage. I can imagine where an alcohol addict is being coerced orforced to take a certain measure imposed on him without his consentthat could be disastrous and would not bear any fruit compared towhen the client is fully involved on the measures to be taken duringhis treatment. When the clients own intrinsic, and goals are raisedby the clients himself change inevitable and positive change that isto come (John, 2006). Client`s freedom of choice matters a lot andshould always be emphasized if the treatment is expected to have ameaningful result. To test the efficiency of motivationalinterviewing Drinkers checkup (DCU) was developed, anotherintervention that I advocate for and urge it be used by the therapistalways.

Drinker`sCheckup (DCU) ensures efficient motivational interview leads to asubsequent reduction of drinking within a shorter period. It isbecause the therapists successfully solicit the clients own reactionto feedback on the ongoing treatment. This reflects the clients`personal concerns and perceptions to drinking and related problemshence the big reason for the change to client`s life. I don`t thinkthe above measures interventions should have any effect on the onestudied in the course. They all serve the same purpose and shouldsupplement each other for a common goal of helping the people withdrinking problems or addicts at larger.


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Wilson,D. C., Branicki, L., Sullivan-Taylor, B., &amp Wilson, A. D. (2010).Extreme events, organizations and the politics of strategic decisionmaking.Accounting, Auditing &amp Accountability Journal, 23(5),699-721.