A Socio-Behavioral Model for the Treatment of Addiction
Larry W. Whorley, DSW, LCSW, C-CATODSW

This paper describes an application of social exchange and social role theories in the development of socio-behavioral strategies for treatment of addiction. Socio-behavioral modalities include social empowerment, resocialization, effective referral and linkage to social resources, and the therapeutic relationship. The model incorporates these socio-behavioral strategies with behavioral self-management, medication-assisted treatment, and psychoeducation to create a comprehensive approach. The framework addresses bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions as well as the micro and macro practice arenas in the treatment of addiction.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jpbs.v7n1a11