Learning need: Being ready in ceasing substance abuse, alcohol abuse
Goal: The patient will demonstrate various strategies to be employed in stopping alcohol intake.
|· The client will be able to describe the impact of alcohol in one’s life.(Cognitive)
|· Explain the reasons leading to taking of alcohol.
· Explain the various impacts of abusing alcohol. These entail the social, economic, emotional, and political as well as the health effects.
|· Supplying the knowledge on alcoholism and the impact on various body organs by discussion which promotes active involvement of the patient in learning.
|· Patient will be able to demonstrate various strategies that can be employed to stop the use of alcohol (Psychomotor)
|· Demonstrate various steps and strategies that can be used in cutting down and stopping alcohol intake. These ought to contain an alcoholic listing reasons of quitting, keeping a constant journal, cleaning the alcohol cabinet, participating in support group activities
· Drafting a plan for managing the alcohol abuse and maintaining the new status without relapsing
· Factors that may impair quitting process in substance abuse.
|· Using chart indicating steps of quitting which may entail diagrams, steps and procedures geared towards quitting. The visual aid indicating steps taken by an alcoholic are used.
· Using paper and pen to plan for the quitting.
· Explanation and discussion with the patient on factors that may hinder quitting.
|· The patient will express the need to stop alcohol abuse (Affective)
|· Significance of quitting alcohol and refraining from substance abuse.
|· Visual aids showing a non-alcoholic engaging in his or her usual activities.
· Pictures showing an alcoholic who undergoes various problems including having liver cirrhosis, engaging in theft and fully depending on alcohol to perform the daily activities.