Working with Clients Who Have Substance Misuse Issues

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Essay #: 073206
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Working with Clients Who Have Substance Misuse Issues
1) Discuss what (as a treatment professional) would be the most difficult parts of embracing a harm reduction approach. What would you need to happen to reduce those barriers?As a treatment professional it is sometimes difficult to embrace a harm reduction approach with people who misuse drugs and alcohol. The harm reduction approach centers on meeting people where they are and focusing on incremental changes, which can be frustrating for a treatment professional who wants each and every client to have an epiphany or some kind of life-changing breakthrough that will help them to make positive changes for themselves.
In an ideal world, we would be able to help all of our clients to...
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