Substance Abuse Program Visit
- Descriptive information and Target Population
The substance abuse rehabilitation agency that I interview is Northbound Seattle rehab center which is based in Washington. Precisely, the facility is located right in Lower Queen Anne, which is one of the Seattle`s nicest neighborhoods. Its location is close to the Space Needle and right on the Puget Sound, and this makes it easy to attract clients from the dozens of the nearby islands due to the high accessibility of ferry (Northbound Seattle Rehab Center, 2018). This facility is a behavioral healthcare provider that is specialized in substance abuse treatment among adults and young adults who are suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. In addition, the Northbound Seattle Rehab Center has licensed clinicians and works closely with professional referral sources, family members and clients in order to determine the level of care that should be administered to the client. In addition, the clients who enroll in the facility`s Sober Living and Outpatient Rehab Programs tend to enjoy safety and privacy while being able to experience everything that Seattle has to offer including hiking, fishing and kayaking. The environment within this setting is also enhanced not only by the rehab programs that it offers, but also by the Seattle`s outdoorsy culture and favorable experiences ranging from the beautiful museums, artisanal coffee shops and great food. The facilities within this facility also create a conducive environment for the recovery of the clients. Precisely, the rehab center is comprised of one main building which is comfortable and modern, with numerous rooms for all of its clinical services.
There are numerous Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient services that are offered in the Northbound Seattle Rehab Center targeting those who are afflicted with substance use disorders as well as co-occurring mental health issues. For example, some of the services that are offered in the intensive outpatient section are not limited to individual and group therapy and psycho-education, individual case management, psychiatric care, ongoing drug testing, experiential and recreational activities and day, evening, and combination schedules. In the outpatient section, the services that are offered are not limited to psychiatric care, drug testing, experiential and recreational activities, individual and group therapy and psycho-education, 12 step immersion and 13 step engagement.
Description of the screening, assessment, intervention, and discharge
Clients who happen to seek services from this facility first undergo pre-screening prior to admission, and it is through this process that the facility clinicians happens to assess the severity of the addiction or the mental problem, and plan for the necessary level of care that the client needs. The next aspect entails assessing the client using the biopsychosocial assessment model for diagnosis and history. Biopsychosocial model of assessment is an assessment approach that advocates for the importance of a systematic view of an individual and an integration of psychological, biological and socio-cultural factors on human development and functioning. The clinicians in this rehabilitation facility tends to conduct biopsychosocial interview with the client and his or her family members at the beginning of the therapy in order to assess the psychological, biological and social factors which might be contributing to a problem or problems with a client. The assessment is considered holistic especially due to the fact that it focuses on examining the client on all different levels. For the biological factors, the therapists and counselors seeks to establish medical issues, genetic issues, physical characteristics and developmental milestones that could be contributing to the client`s problem or problems. Some of the aspects that are examined in this category entails the family history of homicidal or suicidal ideations, medical problems that are negatively impacting the client`s life, and personal and family history of alcohol or drug use. For the psychological perspective, the therapists and counsellors seeks to assess the client`s thought processes, mental status, feelings, behaviors, history of trauma or abuse, emotions among others. For the sociological perspective, the therapists assesses the cultural and social factors that might be affecting the client.
The therapists and counsellors within this facility then proceeds to establish intervention plans based on the biopsychosocial assessment where specific, and measurable goals are formulated with therapeutic interventions in order to assist the client in reaching their goals. Then, clients are discharged when the therapists and counsellors perceives that they (clients) are ready and have successfully completed the program. During the discharge process, aftercare is established in order to assist the clients to effectively transition from the facility to the life outside the facility, and this helps in preventing the clients from relapsing.
- Theoretical Approaches
There are numerous prominent theories that underlie the services provided at the Northbound Seattle Rehabilitation Center. Some of these therapies are not limited to motivational interviewing, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, eye mo
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