Best Practice Statement
Delivered2Choices (D2C) utilizes the 12 core values, each function is based on a set of global criteria, and these 12 core values are used by addiction professionals around the world. Let’s view how we implement each value when you receive services from our program.
- Participant Screening
Before a participant moves through any type of addiction counseling program, we must first determine if the participant is a good fit for our program.
Once we determine via screening that a participant is a good fit for our program, the admissions or intake process begins. D2C will have its own schedule of paperwork that will need to be completed during this process. This will include signed consent forms, as well as information about items such as insurance, emergency contacts, the initial participant assessment and more.
During this process, we help the participant understand the program itself. Each program is unique and what we discuss during this part of the process will include everything from rules of client conduct to analysis costs to our client’s rights and more. We will provide information about daily services and hours of operation and so forth.
This is similar to screening, but it dives much deeper into participant history. We want to gather information about strengths and weaknesses and goals. From there, you we develop a solid evaluation and level of severity of the substance abuse and any co-occurring disorders.
- Services Planning
As you can see each of the core functions builds on the previous function, and once we have completed a detailed assessment, it’s time to work on service planning. Of course, the participant will be involved during each step of this process, as it’s crucial that we understand the service plan and how and why the addiction professional chose this specific plan.
The plan will conceptualize the problems you face and prioritize each of these issues. Short and long-term goals will be created and agreed upon. Service methods will be discussed, various resources offered to support you through the services and recovery process.
The counseling process tends to occur after several steps have been taken.
Counseling can involve many different options, including individual counseling, family counseling and group counseling. There may be different types of therapy involved, such as cognitive behavioral therapy which helps deal with some issues.
- Case Management
We will create a plan for each participant that includes a variety of services. This might include finding 12-step programs after a person leaves rehab or perhaps referral to doctors that can help with various physical and mental illnesses. Each case will be unique and designed to help you achieve long-term sobriety and to help deal with all of the issues or challenges you might be facing.
- Crisis Intervention
A crisis can occur at any point during rehab or recovery, and steps will need to be taken as quickly as possible to mitigate the crisis. This could be an emotional crisis during rehab or perhaps an issue during recovery but having a crisis plan can help you work through the crisis and get back to a healthier state of mind and body.
- Client Education
Many don’t understand their addictions or other problems they might be facing. They also may not be aware of the many resources that are available to them. Part of the job of an addiction counselor is help educate what support services, strategies, skills and techniques that are considered best practices.
In some ways, this is part of case management. The important aspect of this core function is identifying areas where we cannot meet your needs and finding appropriate services to support. For instance, perhaps you need help with bipolar disorder or perhaps you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder or diabetes and need nutritional support and advice. Finding professionals that can help meet these needs is one of the best ways to ensure that recovery is long-lived.
- Reporting & Record Keeping
Paperwork is a huge component of addiction counseling, and we will maintain records that include assessments, service plans, drug test results, discharge summaries and a variety of pertinent reports. Not only does all paperwork need to be carefully organized, but secure and patient confidentiality is crucial.
- Consultation With Other Professionals
This includes working with other professionals as well as contacting and collaborating with similar disciplines. While Delivered2choices has many important skills during the education and service process, there are times when issues are present that are beyond our scope of practice or competence. In these cases, consultation with other professionals/colleagues are a sought, which is a crucial step in optimizing our best practices core values.