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sap solutions utilize 12 core functions.
each function is based on a set of global criteria.
these 12 core functions are used by addiction professionals around the world.
let’s take a look at how we implement each function when you receive services from our program.


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1 / Member Screening

Before a potential client becomes a member of any addiction counseling program, we must determine if the member is a good match for our program.

2 / Intake

Once we determine via screening that a member is a good match for our program, the admissions or intake process begins. SAP Solutions will have its own schedule of paperwork that will need to be completed during this process. This will include signed consent forms, as well as information about items such as insurance, emergency contacts, the initial member assessment, and more.

3 / Orientation

During this process, we help our members understand the program itself. Each program is unique and what we discuss during this part of the process will include everything from rules of client conduct to treatment costs to our client’s rights and more.  We will provide information about daily services and hours of operation and so forth.

4 / Assessment

This is similar to screening, but it dives much deeper into your history. We want to gather information about your strengths and weaknesses and goals. From there, we will develop a solid evaluation of the substance abuse and any co-occurring disorders.

5 / Services Planning

As you can see, each of the core functions builds on the previous function, and once we have completed a detailed assessment, it’s time to work on planning your services. Of course, you will be involved during each step of this process, as it’s crucial that we understand the service plan and how and why the addiction professional chose this specific plan.

The plan will need to identify the problems you face and prioritize each of these issues. Short-term goals and long-term goals will be created and agreed upon. Service methods will be discussed as well as the types of resources available to you to support you through the service and recovery process.

6 / Counseling

The counseling process, as you can see, tends to occur after several steps have been taken. Counseling can involve many different options, including individual counseling, family counseling, and group counseling.

There may be different types of therapy involved, such as cognitive behavioral therapy which helps deal with some issues.

7 / Case Management

We will create a plan for each member that includes a variety of services. This might include finding 12-step programs after a person leaves rehab or perhaps identifying doctors that can help with various physical and mental illnesses. Each case will be unique and designed to help you achieve long-term sobriety and also to help the deal with all of the issues or problems you might be facing.

8 /Crisis Intervention

A crisis can occur at any point during rehab or recovery, and steps will need to be taken as quickly as possible to mitigate the crisis. This could be an emotional crisis during rehab or perhaps an issue during recovery but having a crisis plan can help you work through the crisis and get back to a healthier state of mind and body.

9 / Client Education

Many don’t understand their addictions or other problems they might be facing. They also often aren’t aware of the many resources out there that are available to them. Part of the job of an addiction counselor is helping to educate you about support services as well as about addiction in general.

10 / Referral

In some ways, this is part of case management. The important aspect of this core function is identifying areas where we cannot meet your needs and finding appropriate services to help. For instance, perhaps you need help with bipolar disorder or perhaps you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder or diabetes and need nutritional support and advice. Finding professionals that can help meet all of the needs is one of the best ways to ensure that recovery is successful.

11 / Reporting & Record Keeping

Paperwork is a huge component of addiction counseling, and we will be maintaining a variety of records that include assessments, service plans, discharge summaries, and a variety of reports. Not only does all the paperwork need to be carefully organized, but patient confidentiality is also crucial.

12/ Consultation With Other Professionals

This includes working with other professionals as well as contacting and collaborating with outside professionals. While SAP Solutions has many important skills during your education and services, there will be times when issues are present that are beyond our own skills or knowledge. In these cases, consultation with other professionals is a crucial step in the process of addiction counseling.

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