Family Relapse Case Study

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In my opinion, a family is considered a whole or as a unit, and are supposed to stick together no matter what. If I were to implement a family prevention program for those participating in a methadone program I would include all of the following:
• Empowerment, hope, mutual aid, recovery supports, and terms which are culturally respectful to those in treatment. For example, participants will be encouraged to provide mutual aid and empowerment towards one another during the prevention process.
• In order to teach all clients how to deal with and handle relapse and relapses, situations in which one is put at risk for the return of using substances must be identified by clients. For example, a spouse might mention bill due dates and holidays as situations which may contribute to their loved one’s substance abuse. Next, clients need to identify and outline automatic responses or personal warning signs to high risk situations like the ones previously mentioned. An example would be identifying and discussing times of worry, insomnia, stress, and intensive sweating, along with the things which contribute to these automatic responses. Lastly, plans of implementing relapse prevention should be outlined within the group.
• Mindfulness- Treatments that are mindfulness based are described as fundamental changes in the
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The individual and the family as a whole can monitor things such as vulnerability factors, emotions, and responses to emotions, which all can be tracked. It can also lead to an increased awareness of the internal experiences that one may have. Self-monitoring even serves as a monitoring agent for family members as well as therapists by providing all parties about how much progress is being made. The self-monitoring method can be useful after treatment by helping clients to gain an increased understanding and self-awareness of different patterns of behavior which may be
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