Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 5 (MET/CBT)

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Because adolescents are often mandated by the court or by their parents, YES Community Counseling Center uses an intervention called Motivational Engagement Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 5 (MET/CBT 5) to engage their adolescent clients. MET/CBT 5 is an evidence-based practice called. It is a 5-week program in which adolescents are educated about the consequences of drug and alcohol use, skills for resisting drug and alcohol, and skills for talking about their issues. When a client is involved in the MET/CBT 5 program, they are also involved in the Psycho-Educational Group. The Psycho-Educational Group is a minimum of twelve weeks, during which they discuss issues surrounding substance abuse. The topics discussed in the Psycho-Educational …show more content…

Their sample consisted of volunteer participants from a needle exchange program. Of the participants, most reported witnessing at least one overdose prior to the training, with the greatest percentage having witnessed between two and five. The OPP curriculum included information on preventing, identifying, and responding to an overdose and participants were trained to administer Naloxone. The vast majority of participants who witnessed an overdose after the initial training reported using their Naloxone with a positive outcome. This shows that opioid users can use the skills they obtain in OPP to identify overdoses and respond with Naloxone (Bennet, Bell, Tomedi, Hulsey, & Kral, …show more content…

These barriers can be physcological, including not being ready to stop using opioids, not wanting others to find out, stigma, not knowing where to get treatment, and not thinking it would help. They may also be due to financial concerns and or not believing they have the time to devote to treatment (Wu, Blazer, Li, & Woody, 2011).
Adolescents are unlikely to assert their need for treatment for prescription opioid misuse themselves and may not receive any treatment until their problem comes to the attention of an adult. This is a problem because the adolescent’s opioid misuse may not receive adult attention unless there are external consequences, such as legal issues (Wu, Blazer, Li, & Woody, 2011). Because of how common prescription opioid misuse is among adolescents living in absent parent or single parent households (Nakawaki & Crano, 2012), many adolescents who misuse prescription opioids may have limited adult support, which may serve as a barrier to

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