Counselor’s family education manual: matrix intensive outpatient treatment for people with stimulant use disorders [SAMHSA, 2006]
Building social networks
Keywork interventions in (phase 5) Reintegration
Originally developed for use in the US treatment context, some areas will need to be carefully adapted for use in the UK. This manual contains comprehensive materials for a 12 session family education programme for the family and friends of service users with stimulant use problems. The 12 sessions cover:
- Triggers & cravings
- Alcohol & recovery
- Methamphetamine and cocaine
- Roadmap for recovery
- Coping with the possibility of relapse
- Opiods and club drugs
- Families in recovery
- Rebuilding trust
- Living with addiction
- Communication traps
Each session is planned to last for about an hour and a half.
Along with detailed guides for workers there are also family education handouts for people attending the sessions. This material is also supported by a series of nine video clips which are available on the Skills Hub.
While designed with stimulant use in mind the basic content could form the core of a family education programme across other substances with adaptions. Individual sessions may also provide some resources and ideas for individual work involving service user’s family & friends.
View this resource
Back to Building social networks
If you would like to contribute to this page please complete