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  • 1. Case management in addiction counseling and Approaching family as a system in recovery from addiction Claudia Varga, addiction counselor
  • 2. Minnesota Model Disease concept: addiction is seen as a treatable disease 12 Steps: set of spiritual principals adapted and used in specialized clinical work.
  • 3.  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.
  • 4.  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.
  • 5. 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
  • 6.  Bio- Psycho-social – spiritual assessment – identify and evaluate Treatment planning- strategy for change, setting priorities. Problem solving- going from denial to recovery
  • 7.  Case management – team work and bringing together the services available Referral – to other services available Crisis intervention- dealing with unexpected
  • 8.  Education – on the disease concept , alcoholism as a family disease, 12 Steps, RET Monitoring – taking notes, evaluation of progress Consultation with other specialists
  • 9. 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
  • 10. Counselling is a process, not a single event
  • 11. Family Roles in addcition Alcoholic Mascot Hero Scapegoat Lost child Enabler