RE: SOCW6103: Assignment: Treatment Approach (wk6)


Ideally, the tri-fold treatment approach will include a personalized treatment plan. As clients might have different needs, a personalized treatment plan is significant. For example, a client who has a substance abuse addiction may require a different treatment plan then a client who needs to be hospitalized for physical complications due to their addiction.

While all three components of the tri-fold approach play an equally important part in the treatment plan, it is important that clients seeking sobriety and addiction treatment address their physical ailments before moving into the process of recovery where their emotional and spiritual struggles may be addressed effectively. Furthermore, a personal treatment plan should take into account the client’s family history, culture, age, gender, and access to resources. All of these elements influence the final treatment plan.

For this Assignment, review the media entitled “Tri-Fold Model” and the week’s resources. Then, review the scenarios provided in the “Assignment Scenarios: Treatment Approach” document, and select two scenarios as the focus of your Assignment. Explore the differences in the scenarios provided and consider how the tri-fold treatment approach may be applied differently for each individual. Support your response with references to the resources and current literature.

Submit a 2- to 3-page paperthat addresses the following: (Be detailed in response, use sub-headings in responses, use course readings and supplements, use APA references)

  • Briefly describe the two individuals whom you selected from the scenarios.
  • Explain how you would apply the tri-fold treatment approach to each individual.
  • Explain how addiction impacts the physical, emotional, and spiritual well being of each individual differently.
  • Explain how these differences might influence treatment approaches.


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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (2007) Spirituality has a role in substance abuseabuse treatment programs, Marylandresearchers say. Retrieved from: http:/–m.html