Chemical Dependency Professionals must understand the philosophies and outcomes of various models of treatment to be able to adapt their practice to best suit their client.
What To Consider
There are many treatment concepts to consider such as pharmacology, mental health, social stigmas, and self and mutual health. Chemical Dependency Professionals should also consider alternative therapeutic models that their clients may benefit from.
Not Everyone Fits into the Same Box
When working with clients who struggle with substance use it’s important for Chemical Dependency Professionals to acknowledge that not every client fits in the same box and it is the professional’s job to accept a variety of approaches and be willing to try different models until something works. Forcing a client into a specific model or approach will only backfire.