1)The relapse rate for substance use disorders is estimated to be as much as 85% (NIDA, 2018). This is similar to rates of relapse for other chronic diseases, such as hypertension or asthma. Addiction is considered a highly treatable disease, and recovery is attainable.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- Why do you believe high rates of relapse are occurring in the criminal justice-involved population
2)Evidence-based strategies are an important part of treatment and relapse prevention when working with diverse populations of justice-involved individuals who are affected by addiction. For example, cognitive-behavioral therapies have an evidence base supporting their use and can be integrated into treatment approaches for clients who struggle with substance abuse. Additionally, Motivational Interviewing and relapse prevention appear to be effective across many drugs of abuse. In this assignment, you will explore the chronic nature of addiction and how evidence-based strategies can be applied to relapse prevention.
Review the Angel Case Study.
Continue in your role as an intern with the substance abuse program at your correctional facility.
You have been asked by the treatment team to assist in the preparation of a Relapse Prevention Plan Worksheet from Angel’s perspective.
Complete the Relapse Prevention Plan Worksheet from Angel’s perspective. The goal is to show a seamless transition from treatment services into long-term recovery and successful completion of supervision from the corrections system.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary for the treatment team explaining why you believe this relapse prevention plan, prepared from the client’s point of view, would be effective. Include the following in your summary:
- 3 evidence-based strategies that are evident in your relapse plan
- Provide a thorough description of each, explaining why you believe each is relevant in this case.
- 2 references supporting why each element of the plan is appropriate and would be successful for the client
Include at least 2 references according to APA guidelines.