Assessing Co-Occurring Disorders
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The paper discusses how there are a series of steps neededs in order to assess, plan, and follow through on a patient's progress in treatment of co-occurring disorders, such as drug use and alcoholism. The paper explains that these steps include assessment, screening, treatment planning, and revising and monitoring progress throughout the treatment, which requires properly licensed and/or certified professionals.
From the Paper:"The steps required involve a number of people including family and friends, but most importantly one cannot or should not proceed without the informed consent of the individual to be assessed. It is obviously important, as treatment and recovery is underway to get opinions and information from the largest number of people- both medical and family. Counselors are given this advice: "Always make every effort to contact all involved parties, including family members, persons who have treated the client previously, other mental health and substance abuse treatment providers, friends, significant others, probation officers as quickly as...""
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Assessing Co-Occurring Disorders (2009, December 01) Retrieved April 19, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/assessing-co-occurring-disorders-142747/
"Assessing Co-Occurring Disorders" 01 December 2009. Web. 19 April. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/assessing-co-occurring-disorders-142747/>