Alcohol Drugs Problems In Family Research Essay

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Alcohol Drugs Problems In Family Research Essay, Research Paper 1. Demonstrates the necessary knowledge, ability, and skill for assessing the physical, emotional, and mental capabilities of concerned persons to carry out an intervention. 2. Demonstrates commitment to ABCI principle that the primary goal of intervention is to secure immediate help for the chemically dependent person first and foremost. 3. Demonstrates commitment to ABCI?s principle that pre-intervention counseling sessions for concerned persons are short term an time limited and should not be prolonged to the extent that immediate help for the chemically dependent person is postponed. 4. Ensures that during the intervention statements by concerned person to the chemically dependent person are not shameful or

demeaning but instead take the form of “I-statements” that describe facts and feelings. 5. Has completed an ABCI approved training and certification process for Board Certified interventionists. 6. Treats all persons included in the intervention process with care and concern, and works to preserve the dignity and self-respect of the chemically dependent person. 7. Demonstrates a commitment to help families by directing each family member involved in the intervention into their own process of recovery. NATURE OF DISEASE We believe? ?Alcoholism/chemical dependency are diseases that are * Primary * Progressive * Chronic * Fatal ?In the later stages of the disease the person is incapable of the spontaneous insight needed to seek remedial care, largely due to * Blackouts *

Repressions * Euphoric recall * Their combined delusional thought process ?Those living with chemically dependent persons often become emotionally distressed to the point where they * Enable the addiction to continue despite best intentions * Attempt to manipulate the situation to make it ?go away? * Show similar symptoms * May require remedial care Completion of two levels Level I ? Through an educational-therapeutic process the significant others can identify their misunderstandings of the disease process, see it (and their own behavior) for what they are, and commit themselves to no longer protect the addicted individual from the consequences of his/her behavior. Level II ? The addicted person can be helped to see the love of those around him/her and the negative effects of

his/her addictive behavior, and to accept treatment as appropriate. ?This disease is successfully treatable with the concurrent approaches to * Attend to physical complications * Reduce the symptoms of mental mismanagement * Expunge the emotional distress * Rebuild family communications * Establish a workable spiritual connection

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