Creating an addiction treatment plan is an individualized, dynamic process that begins at the first meeting with the client and evolves throughout the complete course of treatment in response to changing needs. An addiction treatment plan addresses the holistic needs of the individual. It includes the client’s immediate needs while in treatment as well as long-term needs once he or she returns to the community.


For this Assignment, review the resources for this week and consider the methods by which helping professionals can develop aftercare plans to prevent relapse. Use the “Instructions for Scholar Practitioner Project (SPP) Case Study” document to develop your own addiction treatment plan using the “SPP Treatment Plan Template”.




Using the “SPP Treatment Plan Template”, create a 12-month addiction treatment plan for Marge. Begin with her admission into residential treatment (“Counseling Session 1” media) and proceed throughout her stay (“Counseling Session 2” media). Continue for the next 12 months as you determine how her treatment could evolve. Marge’s addiction treatment plan should include the following:


Course of residential treatment


Plans for discharge from residential treatment


Aftercare plans for the next 12 months


All aspects of the case management of Marge’s treatment, including












mental health




other areas that might be important to her continued recovery






Required Readings


Doweiko, H. E. (2019). Concepts of chemical dependency (10th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage.
Chapter 31, “The Treatment of Substance Use Disorders” (pp. 434-436 / “The Treatment Plan”)


(For review) Prochaska, J. O., DiClemente, C. C., & Norcross, J. C. (1992). In search of how people change: Applications to addictive behaviors. American Psychologist, 47(9), 1102–1114
Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases.


Document: Instructions for Scholar Practitioner Project (SPP) Case Study (PDF)


Document: SPP Treatment Plan Template (Word document)


Required Media


Laureate Education (Producer). (2012b). Counseling session 1. [Multimedia file]. Retrieved from
(Previously viewed in Week 1) 


Document: “Counseling session 1” Transcript (PDF)


Laureate Education (Producer). (2012b). Counseling session 2. [Multimedia file]. Retrieved from
(Previously viewed in Week 4) 


Document: “Counseling session 2” Transcript (PDF)

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