D Abstract There are numerous models and approaches used to treat chemical dependency. The majority of these programs are used with hearing people, and there is a lack of experience in the use of these models within the deaf and hard of hearing community. A discussion and comparison with the harm reduction model will also be discussed. Introduction When looking for the most appropriate alcohol or drug treatment program for a deaf or hard of hearing individual, its important for disability service providers, vocational rehabilitation counselors, clinicians, family, friends or others who are involved in the search to know the elements of the most common treatment models and of quality programs.
Many groups, like Narcotics Anonymous, use the steps exactly as they were conceived by AA. Others have modified the steps to fit their own needs and cultures. For example, a Native American group has combined the 12 Steps with the Native American concept of the Medicine Wheel to create a program designed specifically to help indigenous Americans who struggle with alcoholism and addiction, the Medicine Wheel and 12 Steps program.
Others have come up with similar ideas to integrate the basic ideas of the 12 Steps into a cultural framework that makes sense for members of that culture.
Another variation comes from the fact that some people are uncomfortable with the specific, religious aspects of the Step program. As stated above, and as evident by the steps themselves, the Step model originated from a Christian point of view.
Those who are not Christian have modified the steps to refer to their specific religious or spiritual practice as a way to connect more with the structure of the Step program.
A Research-Based Guideshort-term residential programs developed the idea of using a modified Step approach to provide a shorter stay in treatment that included follow-up through a Step fellowship. This is seen as a way to provide the important post-treatment structure that helps people maintain long-term recovery.
Other programs have also incorporated the 12 Steps, both by encouraging clients to attend Step fellowship meetings, and by incorporating Step ideas into their practices. In addition, certain treatment centers base their model for service around some of the ideas promoted through the Step program.
These centers can offer research-based services and promote a more scientific understanding of addiction treatment, but they incorporate some of the spiritual, psychological, and practical practices that the Step program promotes. This results in an encompassing model of care designed to support clients through rehab and to give tools that they can use after treatment to maintain their recovery for the long-term.
Working with an addiction treatment professional is a good way to find the treatment modality that is appropriate for each person, leading to the best path to recovery.Preferred Model of Adiction.
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It views the causes of chemical dependence from a multi. The social community model for the treatment of alcohol and other drug problems. A report by the Social Model Consensus Panel convened by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Los Angeles, CA.
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Preferred Model of Adiction U02d2 Preferred Model of Addiction Rob Salomonson Capella University Preferred Model of Addiction Which model of addiction appeals to you and why? The Biopsychosocial model (Fisher and Harrison, ) is the best selection. She has worked in the fields of addiction and recovery as both therapist and educator for 35 years.
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