Case management in addiction counseling and Approaching family as a system in recovery from addiction Claudia Varga, addiction counselor
Minnesota Model Disease concept: addiction is seen as a treatable disease 12 Steps: set of spiritual principals adapted and used in specialized clinical work.
Multidisciplinary team(addiction counselor,peer counselor, social worker, spiritual counselor, family consilier, psychologist, medical staff etc.) Group and community approach are very important. Involvement of the family in the recovery process in order to facilitate family reintegration and to increase the chances of the alcoholic to stay sober.
Individual counseling planning the treatment and adapt it to individual needs; according to bio- psycho-social-spiritual evaluation we anticipate and prevent the problems that the client might encounter. Using community resources to maintain sobriety Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon or other self help groups available.
12 Core Functions Screening- the client is deciding if he/she’s got a problem; tools: tests: CAGE, AUDIT, DRINK Intake- introduction to self-awareness Orientation – the beginning of change process
Bio- Psycho-social – spiritual assessment – identify and evaluate Treatment planning- strategy for change, setting priorities. Problem solving- going from denial to recovery
Case management – team work and bringing together the services available Referral – to other services available Crisis intervention- dealing with unexpected
Education – on the disease concept , alcoholism as a family disease, 12 Steps, RET Monitoring – taking notes, evaluation of progress Consultation with other specialists
Collaboration between treatment programs / Alcoholics Anonymous and professionals Medical staff Priest Judge / probation Social officer worker Psycholog Psychiatri EAP ist st Evaluation and treatment (St. Dimitrie Program) Alcoholics Anonymous After-careMedical staff Priest Judge / probation Social officer worker Psycholog Psychiatri EAP ist st