CBT, a psychotherapeutic treatment, helps patients understand the thoughts and feelings that influence behavior. With addicts, CBT teaches and encourages addicts to reduce use or stop taking drugs. CBT may not be enough to help change an addict’s brain function and structure back to normal, however, pharmaceutical drugs can. Administering these drugs creates a lower instinctive drive for the brain to receive the addictive drugs.
However, this may be due to the lack of formal diagnosis. This meant that they participants may have lacked the understanding and professional knowledge of depression and its full range of symptoms. A notable strength of the study is that it recognises that each patient will have a unique understanding of their depressive symptoms. In this way, approaches to treatment do not adhere to a ‘one size fits all ' policy. More work should look at ways of integrating alternative approaches to antidepressants as an initial method of treatment so that GPs can prove that there is more than one option.
A Freudian therapist would use “talk therapy” and “free association” to gather information about Hanks consistent explosive interaction with others. This technique will bring out Hanks core issues of his behavior, as well as his reasons of why others are not attracted to him. The therapist will look for patterns and events that may have occurred in Hanks life that can better explain Hanks current behavior. The therapist will find out that Hanks childhood, feelings, and unconscious thoughts have created the person Hank is today. After the therapist and Hank have established a relaxed atmosphere the Hank can feel safe and become open to receive what the therapist thinks would work for Hank on day to day bases.
The focus is similar to the first session consisting of identifying triggers without using cocaine and finding ways to avoid the high risk situation or cope without using. The counselor provided a lot of reinforcement to the client’s understanding of avoiding a high risk situation. If I was the counselor of this session, I don 't think there is anything that I would have changed. The session seemed more like a conversation than a technique. The counselor kept reinforcing to the client about avoiding use despite the avoidance behavior not being the best way to have handled the high risk situation.
The treatment plan would include counseling sessions where the patient could talk about how he was affected by his family’s situation and why the need of drinking took over his life. The alcoholic might also have a stressful work environment or financial difficulties. Based on these social factors, the counselor might just advised the alcoholic to change his job and put in him in contact with the adequate associations that can help come back on his feet. With the help of the biopsychosocial model, not only the addiction to alcohol will be treated but the causes as well would be eradicated. Thus, the chances of relapsing would decrease because the reasons underlying the addictions does no longer exist.
In addition, her unique, personal insight allows her to comprehend how bipolar affects the people she works with (Kay Redfield Jamison, 2015). She has helped people focusing on their psychological needs, rather than performing studies. Jamison is known for writing books, and proven that people who have a certain type of psychological disorder helps to improve their disorder after reading them. Jamison encourages people to take their medications and to not come off them. She describes in her books what happens when people do come off their medication.
The journal “Patient Opioid Education” explains how opioid abuse is better if researched health care providers can better educate their patients on the issue. According to Ms. Costello, research is being done to further educate patients about the drugs they are taking. In fact “a quasi-experimental pretest posttest design was used to evaluate nurses’ knowledge of opioids,” (309). Although, the research reveals that patients have a lack of knowledge about safe opioid use this is because nurses lack the understanding of the addiction. Accordingly, all health care providers should have education on opioid dependence to avoid such addictions.
You may feel the impulse to explain away these problems or to consider them normal to most people. Sadly, that 's not the case. Thankfully, it 's possible to gain this courage as long as you 're willing to look at the end result: a life without drug addiction. Treating These Problems Concurrently Once you 've been diagnosed with specific mental health disorders, you can make the commitment to a drug rehabilitation program that treats co-occurring disorders. The treatment method take a multi-progned approach by treating your mental health disorders and your drug addiction at the same time.
Group therapy (GT) is now a standard format in the field of substance abuse treatment. Indeed, any treatment plan that does not incorporate some form of GT is considered incomplete. Healing is found in sharing, and to have the best chance of recovery an addict needs a safe forum where feedback can be given and received, insight into “interpersonal dynamics” can be gained, and closure to old business and harms can be found among fellows (Corey et al., 2014, p. 3). Counselors should be familiar with the history of how GT has developed and have a fundamental knowledge of how it currently impacts the treatment of substance abuse disorders. Burlingame & Baldwin have divided the history of group therapy into three eras they call the foundational
Explained to Jason how behavioral therapy will help with his anxiety and it is focus on helping eradicate unwanted behavior. Jason will attend therapy in order to learn what thoughts and feeling has leaded him to feel anxious and be able to fully understand it. Explain to Jason the reason behind choosing this type of approach since a behavior is learned and it can be un-learned. The main goal is to help Jason learn a new positive behavior, which will lead to eliminate the issue of anxiety. Also explain to Jason I will incorporate a cognitive approach since it dealing with thoughts, beliefs and attitudes.
Hepworth, et al. (2013) states, “Cognitive-behavior therapy attempts to alter the individual 's interpretation of self and his or her environment and the manner is which he or she creates interpretations”(409). CBT alters the client 's negative view of self and of their environment and helps them achieve a positive perspective. Pogosian (2010) indicates that the therapist role was to teach Dee positive decision making skills, to commend Dee for making positive behavioral changes, and to challenge Dee 's negative thinking
Unlike behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy focuses on the mind and not the actions of the patient, but like behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy attempts to help them get rid of unwanted behaviors. Dr. Beck was originally a psychoanalyst, so the fact that both cognitive and psychodynamic therapy attempt to expose something in the mind through looking at past events is understandable. However, cognitive therapy focuses on thoughts, while psychoanalysis looks at feelings. Both cognitive and humanistic therapies focus on conscious thoughts and promote a positive self-image, but cognitive therapists expose destructive thought processes, while humanistic therapists act as a nonjudgmental sounding board for their clients’ thoughts and feelings (Meyer,
The National Drug Abuse Institute reported that, “A person with an addiction can recover with proper care, but an addicted person is unlikely to recover alone” (Bartlett et al. 350). The negativity and improper care posed by caregivers is the main reason for rehab failure. Assessments of proper and guidance should be given to nurses to help addicts successfully achieve rehabilitation to overcome addiction (Bartlett et al. 350).