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Part 1:


Locate an open recovery or support group in Wisconsin. “Attend” one of the group’s meeting. The group can be for any type of substance or process addiction and does not have to be a 12-step meeting. It does however need to be a support group to help with the recovery from any addictive disorder. Ensure that the meeting is considered “open” prior to attending it.

Write a two-part paper of 750-1,000 words that summarize your experience at the “meeting.” Be sure to include important concepts presented in the meeting while maintaining the privacy of all group participants. Include the following in your paper:

Part 1: Attending the Meeting

  1. Attend a recovery support group meeting (include the name (Milwaukee First Step), time (October 15, 2018), and place of the meeting (Milwaukee First Step Community Room)
  2. Describe the format of the meeting that you attended.
  3. Describe each of the following: Closed meeting, open meeting, steps, sponsor, and home group. Please note: These terms are specific to AA and NA.

Part 2: Individual Recovery Methods

  1. Based on your observations during the meeting, identify the impact of a substance use disorder on an individual’s life problems based on the meeting attended.
  2. List two examples of how members/participants were engaged in their recovery goals to maintain sobriety.
  3. Identify two specific actions a counselor can take that can help someone with a substance use disorder be successful.
  4. List two goals that the client will identify for successful recovery.
  5. List two specific examples of actions a counselor might use to help someone with a substance use disorder address self-defeating behaviors toward their recovery progress?
  6. Include at least three scholarly resources in your paper.

Part 2:

Complete the Pharmacotherapy and Medication Assisted Therapy Chart.

Part 3:

In a 1,000-1,250-word assignment, examine at least two substance abuse prevention programs in the United States.

***Make sure you choose prevention programs and not intervention programs.***

Your assignment must include the following for each program:

  1. A description of both the programs (who, what, and where). Make sure to include at least one family-focused treatment model used in the program.
  2. The goals of each program (why)
  3. How each program is funded (how)
  4. Research that indicates the effectiveness of each program including those programs with life skills associated with recovery.
  5. Describe factors that address community and groups at risk for substance use disorders.
  6. An analysis of how government involvement may enhance or hinder each program’s effectiveness.
  7. Describe at least one relapse prevention model that would be helpful to support and mentor a substance use client.
  8. Include at least four scholarly resources in addition to the textbook in your paper. Out of the four, a minimum of one scholarly resource should be referenced for each prevention program.

Part 4:

Read the “Jed Assessment Case Study” and imagine that Jed is your client. Complete the relapse prevention plan worksheet by developing a relapse prevention plan for Jed. Use third person (i.e., Jed will or the client will) and assume that the two of you have formulated the plan together.

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