Quality Improvement and LGBT Clients Suggestions on how to incorporate an evaluation of substance abuse treatment services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients into an agency’s quality improvement program. It will help leaders create questions and monitor responses about the issues and recommendations raised throughout this volume. The conceptual framework common to all…

Use the TLFB Method To Assess Marijuana Use The assessment or evaluation component of this session can be a powerful element of treatment. Marijuana Treatment Program (MTP) participants reported increased motivation after receiving feedback from assessment-related activities. During the session the counselor and client complete several forms to assess the client’s marijuana use. Quantity of…

Overview of Session 9: Elective Skill Topic 1, Planning for Emergencies and Coping With a Lapse Total Time: 1 hour Delivery Method: CBT-focused individual therapy Materials (all forms except forms 1A, 1B, and 1C, which are in section V, are at the end of this section): • Personal Emergency Plan: High-Risk Situation (form 9A) •…

Form 7A Problemsolving Here is a brief list of the steps in the problemsolving process: • Is there a problem? Recognize that a problem exists. We get clues from our bodies, our thoughts and feelings, our behaviors, our responses to other people, and the ways that other people respond to us. • What is the…

Free Drug Rehabilitation Programs The state of California offers free alcohol and other drug treatment and rehabilitation services for California women and their children. The office of women’s and perinatal services (OWPS) is an expansion of the office of perinatal substance abuse (OPSA). OPSA was created in 1990 to address the widespread issue of perinatal…

  Drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers help those with substance abuse problems to overcome and manage their addictions. Drug rehab centers often coexist with alcohol rehab centers since both substance abuse problems share some similarities and many who visit a treatment facility have both types of addictions and need to be treated at one facility…

Everyone knows very well that ‘Everything in moderation is safe for all’, which is fine but all should have clear conception of what moderation is. The book definition of the word basically sums it up as: The avoidance of extremes in opinion, feelings or personal conduct. But knowing what the word means, and practicing the…