EARLY OUTPATIENT CHOICES
When a patient has stabilized relative to the use of alcohol, a plan can be made for the types of outpatient treatment that are most likely to be helpful.In general, this involves three broad steps:
- Gather the information you need to proceed [Section 20].
- Decide on a primary form of ongoing outpatient treatment [Section 14].
- Decide on any additional treatment that could be helpful to the person and his/her family [Section 19].
Primary care treatment can include the following:
- Individual psychotherapy [Section 15]
- Couple therapy [Section 17]
- Group therapy [Section 18]
- Family therapy [Section 22]
- Self-help group [Section 16]
The problem of choosing a primary form of care is discussed in Section 14. More on each modality is presented in the section on that form.
The overall process of early outpatient treatment is considered in Map 5A.