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Complimentary Interventions in Addiction Treatment

~ Addiction is a biopsychosocial condition
~ No single treatment or intervention is likely sufficient for sustained recovery.
~ Many complimentary therapies help rebalance the neurotransmitters / CNS which often underly craving, withdrawal symptoms and mood issues which are being self-medicated.
~ Many therapies can be used in conjunction to address the myriad of underlying issues contributing to relapse risk (depression, anxiety, low self efficacy, insomnia, fatigue, pan)

Treatment Planning for Depression

-Extent of the Problem
-Risk Factors for Suicide
-Protective Factors
-Warning Signs and Precipitating Events
-Neurobiological and Genetic Factors
-The Role of Substance Use in Suicidal Behavior
-Specific Populations
-Co-Occurring Mental Disorders and Suicidal Behavior
-Accidental Versus Suicidal Overdose
-The Role of Trauma and Abuse
-Assessment of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
-Treatment of Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
-Substance Abuse Treatment and Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors
-The Effects of Suicide on Family and Friends
-The Effects of Suicide on Counselors

Post Acute Withdrawl Syndrome

~ Learn what PAWS is
~ Explore why PAWS happens
~ Identify steps to take to reduce and cope with PAWS
What is PAWS
~ PAWS affects people who have engaged in addictive behaviors
~ The effects are based on factors
~ Age
~ Gender
~ Length and amount of use
~ Physical health
~ PAWS begins after acute withdrawal and lasts for up to a year