Develop a relapse prevention plan based upon the â€œJed Assessment Case Studyâ€ provided. The plan should be in a format that might be given to the client to use as a guide. The plan must address the following:
Client name and age
Clientâ€™s family situation
What is the clientâ€™s agreement to stop using drugs/alcohol? Be specific. For example: Does the client commit to attending AA meetings? If so, how many?
If the client relapses, what is the clientâ€™s plan to get help?
What high-risk situations could trigger a relapse for the client?
What high-risk behaviors or irrational thoughts could lead to relapse?
What coping skills may help the client remain sober?
What new activities could the client participate in to help replace old behaviors such as going out with his friends, for a drink, etc. after work? How many? How often?
How would Jedâ€™s family be involved in his relapse prevention plan?
How would Jedâ€™s family and ethnic culture impact his relapse prevention plan?
What resources are available in the community to help Jed prevent relapse? (use resources that are available in your community/area)
Develop a sobriety card that contains telephone numbers of people the client (Jed) could call if he felt he was were at risk to relapse. (You can add information that is not included in the case study)
Include a minimum of three scholarly references to support the information provided in the prevention plan.
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Jed Assessment Case Study
Jed is a 38-year-old
welder who came into the treatment center after being arrested for drinking and
driving (DUI/DWI). His attorney has suggested that he quit drinking and enter
treatment, at least until his trial,which is scheduled to occur in two months.
Jed does not anticipate serving jail time, but he believes that treatment could
strengthen his legal case. After his first arrest for DUI two years ago, he
simply paid a fine and attended a special driver’s education program for six
weeks. Jed found the program to be a â€œwaste of timeâ€.
Jed has been married for eight
years and has two daughters, aged 8and 6. He has had numerous arguments with
his wife, Emily, concerning his drinking. He gets very angry and defensive when
she confronts him about his heavy drinking and he asserts that he is not an
alcoholic. He knows this is true because his father was an alcoholic and Jed
says that he is not like his father. His father died as the result of a fight
that occurred in traffic when he was drunk. Jed says that his father used to â€œbeat
the tarâ€ out of him and his brother when he was drunk and that his father
always belittled, taunted, and threatened their mother, whether he was drunk or
sober. Jed references that his family is Irish and that it was cultural normal
to drink and enjoy alcohol and that all of his family and relatives drink in
Jed’s work history is very
good; he misses less than one day per year. He works the day shift on weekdays,
putting in time-and-a-half on most Saturdays. He is well regarded by his
supervisors and peers at work. He is fearful that his employer will find out
about his treatment (it is being covered by his HMO), and that people at work
will learn about the second DUI arrest.
Jed drinks with his
buddies from the plant, and does not think that his drinking is any more than
what they do. He was just â€œunluckyâ€
and got caught doing what everyone else seems to get away with. Jed’s drinking
is very predictable: he drinks 8-9 beers on a weeknight. Several of these are
consumed at the bar with friends, the remainder at home over the course of the
evening. He usually falls asleep in front of the television. On weekends, he
often drinks several12-packs between Friday and Sunday. A typical Saturday
involves getting up at 10:00 a.m., playing soccer with friends, and going to
the bar for the rest of the day and night. This pattern leads to arguments with
Emily, who calls him a â€œlousy fatherâ€.
At times, Jed has had unsettling episodes of being unable to recall what
happened while drinking. He has commented to friends that â€œmaybe I overdo it a
bitâ€. Several times, he has attempted
to cut down on his drinking, especially after the last DUI. He once attended a
few AA meetings, but did not feel that AAwas helpful: “It was listening to
a lot of guys whiningâ€¦” and he especially did not care for the prayers.
Despite these attempts,
Jed has experienced increased consumption levels over the past two years. He
admits that, as a result of the drinking, he has become increasingly estranged
from his wife and daughters. Jed feels that his marriage has been basically
good, but that he would not blame Emily for leaving him, the way things have
been going lately. She will no longer sleep with him while he is intoxicated,
which occurs regularly. She complains that the house is falling apart because
Jed does not keep up with his chores. He believes that his marriage would
become solid again, if he stopped over doing the drinking,but he complains
about her hassling him about the alcohol.
Jed is not close to his
remaining family members. His mother is very religious and wishes Jed would see
religion as a way out of his problems. His siblings live in other communities
and they rarely get together. His wife and daughters regularly attend his
mother’s church, but Jed only attends on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday.
Jed is distraught about
having to remain abstinent in preparation for the trial. He has trouble getting
to sleep without alcohol. He also â€œgets jumpyâ€ when he tries to stay away from drinking, feeling â€œclosed in or
like he is suffocatingâ€. Jed reports
that he is not used to socializing without alcohol and alcohol helps him relax
and be more social with people.
Jed is willing to go to AA
meetings only because he knows they may be court ordered and it may be better
for his legal case. He does struggle
with the philosophy of AA. He does not
like the spirituality part of the program and does not like when people talk
He does believe that he can
go to the bars with his friends and not drink. He does think that he can
increase his sports activities to help him not drink although many of his
friends who play also drink.