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Although Jeff does not see his drug use as his primary problem, it is in fact at the root of his other issues. The social worker will create a treatment plan that will help Jeff meet three goals: break dependency on oxycontin, get a job, and develop an physical exercise routine.

According to the treatment plan, Jeff will start working on his goals by beginning with individual counseling sessions. The social worker can use motivational interviewing (MI), a technique that can help Jeff understand that he has a drug problem. Once Jeff admits he has a drug problem and that it is causing his other issues, he can make the decision to undergo intervention by entering a detox center or undertake a treatment program. Jeff's goal of getting free of oxycontin is part of his long-term objective, which is to attain and maintain full and sustained recovery. Jeff...
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