• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

American Journal of Nursing, 2001 Book of the Year Award in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Building upon generic concepts and skills of caring and helping, this book provides a foundation for addiction practice by health and social services professionals. Chapters emphasize the knowledge considered essential in every area, and each chapter identifies the skills required and suggests topics for further study.

Treatment Goals
Treatment goals
Objectives
  • Collaborate with clients to set treatment goals.
  • Acknowledge that goals reflect desired client change.
  • Specify short-term, immediate goals, such as safe with-drawal, abstinence, harm reduction, or moderate drinking.
  • Identify intermediate goals, such as relapse prevention and remission.
  • Recognize recovery as a comprehensive, long-term client goal.
Outline
  • Treatment Goals
  • Short-Term, Immediate Goals
    • Safe Withdrawal
    • Abstinence
    • Harm Reduction
    • Moderate Drinking
  • Intermediate Goals
    • Relapse Prevention
    • Remission
  • Recovery: A Long-Term Goal
  • Summary
  • Related Skills Checklist
  • Special Topics for Further Study
  • Addiction Practice 2000
Treatment Goals

Treatment works! With effective treatment, clients change. Treatment goals describe desired client changes related to substance use, consequences of substance use, other addictive disorders, and coexisting medical, psychological, and social problems. Goals are broad statements that delineate expected client behavioral change as well as changes in thoughts and feelings: changes ...

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