Clients may experience several traumatic events before seeking treatment. It may take a near-death experience such as alcohol poisoning or a tragic car accident before someone realizes that they need help. Or perhaps it is a friend or family member who initiates treatment by making a professional aware that one of their loved ones is struggling with an addiction. With the array of treatments available, addiction professionals must be able to assist clients by assessing their needs and guiding them in the right direction.
For this Assignment, review Prochaska and DiClemente’s Processes of Change.
Submit a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
Describe the first five steps in Prochaska and DiClemente processes of change model.
Explain how an addiction professional would intervene with the client at each stage.
Describe any challenges an addiction professional would have in each stage.