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NCJ Number: 171028 Find in a Library
Title: Mental Health Strategy: Addiction Interventions for the Dually Diagnosed (From Addiction Intervention: Strategies to Motivate Treatment-Seeking Behavior, P 37-53, 1998, Robert K. White, Deborah G. Wright, eds. - See NCJ-171025)
Author(s): D McDuff; T I Muneses
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses intervention within the stages-of-change framework for dually diagnosed patients.
Abstract: Intervention within the stages-of-change framework allows the clinician to develop response-specific intervention strategies that are appropriate to the client's behavior pathology. Stages in this treatment model, using alcohol addiction as an example, include: (1) Precontemplation: patients have no interest in quitting drinking and are unaware of any problems caused by their drinking; (2) Contemplation: patients are aware that they have a problem and are considering quitting; (3) Preparation: some reduction in addictive behaviors but no clear criterion for effective action; (4) Action: patients have successfully altered addictive behavior from 1 day to 6 months; and (5) Maintenance: patients have achieved stable abstinence and are working to prevent relapse. The chapter outlines specific intervention strategies for substance abusers with psychopathology and chronically mentally ill substance abusers, both groups in a precontemplative stage of change. Figure, references
Main Term(s): Controlled Substances
Index Term(s): Alcoholism treatment programs; Behavior modification; Drug treatment programs; Dual diagnosis; Medical evaluation; Mental disorders; Model programs; Treatment effectiveness; Treatment intervention model; Treatment techniques
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