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I need to come up with goals and objectives for two
interventions I am proposing to take place at a drug and alcohol
treatment center where I am interning.


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The treatment center provides services to clients who are
addicted to drugs and alcohol. 95% of the clients served are court
ordered to treatment therefore they have no choice to follow our
policies and guidelines. The two problems I have are the

This facility runs solely of off the 12 step treatment
program, which is spiritually based and requires that you believe
in a higher power and the admittance that they are powerless over
their addiction. All clients must adhere to this program while
completing treatment at our facility. Again because clients are
court ordered they are obligated to complete their treatment plan
which includes 8 weeks of intensive outpatient treatment. IOP is an
8 week program that meets 3 evenings a week for a 3 hour period
each evening. Sessions begin at 5:00 pm and end at 8:00 p.m. In
addition to attending these sessions clients are also ordered to
attend 3 to 5 AA or NA meetings per week. According to our policy
clients are only allowed to miss a total of 2 sessions during their
8 week plan. If they miss more than 2 sessions we terminate their
services which ultimately is reported to their probation officer,
this is turn is a violation of their probation and ultimately these
clients are subjected to their original jail or prison sentence.
Another mandated term of these clients probation is that they hold
full time employment; if they fail to do so they are subjected to
be in violation of their probation and again risk facing jail or
prison time.

Our facilitys mission is to help clients overcome their
addiction by abstaining from the use of alcohol and drugs and
finding a better way of life. There recovery and success is our
mail goal.
Many clients do not buy into the 12 step program of recovery,
for many it is against their culture, belief system and it is
proven that 12 step programs sometimes do more harm than good
because individuals are constantly reminded of their drug and
alcohol use. I feel other treatment options should be afforded to
these clients, such as cognitive behavior therapy, motivational
enhancement therapy, and relapse prevention therapies, just to name
a few that have documented proven success rates. Because these
clients are court ordered to our facility they do not have the
choice to seek services elsewhere that may be a better fit for them
and offer more option in terms of treatment approaches.

Secondly, it is almost as if we are setting our clients up to
fail due to the strict adherence policy of the IOP program. Clients
are basically faced with either losing these jobs due to having to
leave early so they can make their IOP session on time. Or risk
being terminated from IOP for coming late or not being able to make
it due to job demands. This puts clients in a difficult situation
as well and places them in a position of violating their probation
and being sent to jail or prison.

My two 2 interventions are:

1) Implement additional treatment approaches so client can
a choice at what treatment options are best suited for
2) Implement an
additional IOP program that can be more accessible to clients
that hold full
time jobs

I need to come up goals and objectives for each of my

One or two goals for the first intervention and 1 to 2
objectives for each goal
One or two goals for the first intervention and 1 to 2
objectives for each goal