All too often, especially in this line of work, the frame of mind with most addiction treatment centers, as well as patients who are receiving care, is to focus on very negative attributes related to care or services provided.
This is what is referred to as the “Addiction Industry Standard”.
Facilities tend to offer the same exact services as one another. This becomes very mundane and unproductive.
Question: How many times have you been involved in a therapeutic group or individual counseling session where the patient states:
“We have to do this again…. I’ve already done this 100 times before”!
Unfortunately, this leads to frustration from all involved.
Also, nothing changes.
The patient will just go over it again for the 101st time.
Question: (For group facilitators and therapists)
Please be very honest with yourself when answering the following:
How many times have you said to yourself or a fellow staff member:
“What should I talk about in group today”?
“Do I really have to run group today”?
“I have nothing to talk about”
The above is discussed to show the thought processes related to what we previously referred to as the “Addiction Industry Standard”.
Staff and patients become so accustomed to sub-par services that no action is taken to correct and improve these standards.
What is of vital importance is for the staff at the treatment center to break free and make a positive therapeutic change. We must focus on what the patient can do, becoming interactive in the therapeutic process, engaging the patient in an enlightening manner, and truly becoming a caring and safe place for the patient to grow.
By completing this, we are teaching both staff and patients alike the concept of “Breaking Free”.
“Addiction Industry Standard” or “Breaking Free” – Is there really an option?
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