Empowerment of Substance Abusers


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Empowerment of Substance Abusers

  1. 1. 21 September 2009 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Presentation on review of the theme topic Degree programme in social services (DSS C25) DIACONIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES Järvenpääntie 640, 04400, JÄRVENPÄÄ FINLAND 10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  2. 2. <ul><li>Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. </li></ul><ul><li>Level of impact; economic, health, social </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  3. 3. <ul><li>Empowerment refers to increasing the strength of individuals and communities. It often involves the empowered developing confidence in their own capacities. </li></ul><ul><li>TREATMENT, REHABILITATION or EMPOWERMENT </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  4. 4. <ul><li>BASIC VALUES OF THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY AND EMPOWERMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Have a trust that human beings can tackle their difficulties </li></ul><ul><li>Have a belief that human beings have the potential for change </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  5. 5. <ul><li>Empowerment as an approach(Parasons, 1991; Parsloe, 1995 & Kam 1997) social workers will concern client’s individual situation. Gradually, social worker will group the clients together and advocate them for fighting back their power. </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment as a process(Wong, 1997; Chiu 1999) for mobilizing the disadvantage groups for regain the human right and citizenship. they are oppressed by the ideology of society, the failure, non-profit and negative label are posted on them. The process of empowerment may arise their competence for solving their situation step by step. </li></ul><ul><li>Definition of Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>&quot; reduce the negative valuations of clients' self, like feeling helplessness, and fatalism... or by the clients themselves in coping with the hostile environment...to be involved in the identification of the barriers that exist in society, particularly the social institution, to develop and implement strategies collectively to change the external power which influences their lives.”( Solomon, 1960) </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  6. 6. <ul><li>The process </li></ul><ul><li>Abuse  Assessment  Treatment  Rehabilitation  Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Substance abuse assessment’s help to identify an abuser’s treatment needs, so that they can be matched with an appropriate treatment and release risk management strategy. </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  7. 7. <ul><li>based on the Therapeutic Community Model members interact with each other individual achievement as part of group learning </li></ul><ul><li>long-term residential treatment, therapy, counseling, remedial education, vocational and occupational skills development and social reintegration training </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  8. 8. <ul><li>Cognitive Behavioral Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Psycho - education about substance Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Making Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Social/Communication Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational and occupational skills for economic sustainability. </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  9. 9. <ul><li>What is important? follow-up and post-rehabilitation support assistance with job placement </li></ul><ul><li>What and Why it has to prevent? Social displacement Chronic user cycle in and out of programmes without success. </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  10. 10. 10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP The Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS), the most recent long-term study of drug treatment outcomes, showed that those who successfully completed treatment in a TC had lower levels of cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use; criminal behavior; unemployment; and indicators of depression than they had before treatment.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Group Suggestion </li></ul><ul><li>To deal these groups as normal people with disease rather than Vampires or Victims. </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  12. 12. <ul><li>REFRENCES </li></ul><ul><li>World Health Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Ministry of social development, Trinidad and Tobago </li></ul><ul><li>United States department of health and human services </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute on drug abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Richmond fellowship of Hongkong </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thanks for the patience of listening to us, </li></ul><ul><li>WELCOME FOR COMMENTS!! </li></ul>10/09/09 CELINE, HENRY, SUEDIP