Relapse Prevention Therapy

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f. Integrated treatment is when a combination of cognitive behavioral methods are used in treating co-occurring disorders (COD) along with substance abuse treatment. This includes doing an analysis of any link between Axis I or Axis II symptoms for substance abuse including any rumored criminal conduct, determining coping skills for behavioral and cognitive shortfalls, and providing the means to train both behavioral, and cognitive coping skills that is tailored to the clients specific needs. These target the clients three specific behavioral needs; evidence of any mental health disorders, criminal behavior, and substance abuse. For example the clinician has assessed and diagnosed a veteran with alcohol substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Because the client has had a drinking problem for a…show more content…
Putting the client in a one month program for substance abuse recovery after detox, would allow the client to be seen by a mental health provider for the client’s treatment of PTSD. g. Relapse prevention therapy (RPT) is a reference in addiction treatment, to a reoccurrence of an addictive behavior also known as a “relapse”. It is a cognitive behavioral therapy that focuses on limiting or preventing relapses by preparing the client to anticipate situations that can encourage a relapse. During recovery, relapse is specifically addressed since most clients can experience a reoccurrence at any time during their addiction treatment. To minimize this a strategy is established to help cope with any high risk difficulties for the client in advance. A relapse prevention plan is established to help clients learn how certain feelings can be

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