Treatment Plan for Nicotine Abuse, Research Paper Example

Date: 01-08-12

Goal #1: To identify and assess smoking and the related illness or harm (DiFranza, 2000)

Steps to achieve goal:

  1. The victim to avail himself for the assessment of the impacts of the drug abuse by 01-15-12.
  2. The victim to acquaint himself with the requirements of the whole treatment process by 01-18-12.
  3. The victim’s parents, guardians and/or any other relatives to avail themselves in a bid to declare support for the victim before the treatment process by 01-15-12.
  4. The therapist to examine and make a report about the extent of substance abuse on the victim (patient) by 01-19-12.

Date: 01-08-12

Goal #2: To deliver methods and products that can be used in cessation (Palmer, 2006).

Steps to achieve goal:

  1. The therapist to avail the various drugs that will mark the beginning of the treatment process by 01-22-12.
  2. The therapist to discuss the various methods that would be used during the treatment process with both the victim and either parent or guardian by 02-02-12.
  3. The therapist to study the possible side effects that may occur as a result of the cessation in the use of the nicotine twice a week for three months.

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Goal #3: To support the health service by utilizing consistent pathways in treatment (DiFranza, 2000).

Steps to achieve goal:

  1. The victim (patient) to continue using the drugs prescribed to him by the therapist together with having two weekly visits to the therapist for two months.
  2. The therapist to analyze the improvement in the health of the victim twice a week for seven weeks.
  3. The therapist to study the possible side effects that may occur as a result of the cessation in the use of the nicotine and initiate the right measures to avert the pain that would be caused by the side effects (Palmer, 2006).

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Goal #4: To put in place measures that prevent potential relapse by the victim (DiFranza, 2000)

Steps to achieve goal:

  1. The therapist to meet with the parents/guardians of the victim at least 2 times a week to increase team work and cooperation as leaders by 03-02-12.
  2. The therapist and the family to suggest the best recreational activities the victim could get involved in during weekends and other free times by 01-17-12.
  3. The victim to try as much as possible to avoid his friends who are still smokers for about two months by March 10th

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Goal #5: To create a supportive environment for the victim (DiFranza, 2000)

Steps to achieve goal:

  1. The parents/guardians and the therapist to discuss expectations, rules and consequences with the victim and the family by 02-15-12 (Palmer, 2006).
  2. The therapist and the family to engage in a discussion of the dreams of each other by 03-10-12.
  3. Family members to engage in the communication of one emotion per every two days and to practice empathy at least once per day for one week by 03-09-12.
  4. The family members to list the various strengths and activities of each and every one of them and state the various ways to improve on the weakness by 03-11-12 (Palmer, 2006)
  5. The victim and the parents/guardian to organize for one fun activity by 02-25-12.

 

References

Department of Health, Western Australia. (2010). Framework for the treatment of nicotine

addiction. Perth: Health Networks Branch, Department of Health, Western Australia.

DiFranza, J. (2000). “Initial Symptoms of Nicotine Dependence in Adolescents.” Tobacco

Control 9: pp. 313-319.

Palmer, L. (2006). “What is nicotine?” eBooks for your Health. Retrieved on 01/08/12 from,

http://www.nativeremedies2.com/listmail/ebooks/natural-help-for-nicotine-addiction.pdf.