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Freydia, a 27 year old drug addicted mother wants to regain custody of her children. Freydia has a documented drug problem and is currently seeking to enter a drug treatment program and regain custody of her children. There are several things that are going to have to happen in order for Freydia to regain custody of her children as she wishes. She will have to enter a drug rehabilitation program, successfully finish the drug treatment program, stay drug free for a period of time, attend job counseling, find and hold a job and attend individual and family counseling for her and her young children.

The first step that Freydia must take is coming to terms with her 4 year addiction to crack cocaine. After she has come to terms with her addiction she will need to enter a drug rehabilitation program in her area. There are many in patient as well as out patient facilities that are well equipped to assist her in the withdrawals and cravings that she will go through as she detunes and her body gets "clean". There are such places such as Laurel Ridge that provides both the inpatient and outpatient services that she may require. I believe that she would benefit from a program such as "Chemical Dependency Detoxification Program", this program is a three stage program that begins with a "medical detoxification', since she is an adult this process may include medication. The second phase of this program that Laurel Ridge offers is "primary detoxification", in this portion of the detoxification program it involves:

* Introducing/integrating the 12-Steps

* Assessing and meeting psychological needs

* Establishing a referral network

* Helping to overcome the fear and isolation associated with addiction

* Assisting in becoming a productive member of society and the workforce

After the first two steps of the medical detoxification and the primary detoxification they provide a third phase of rehabilitation is relapse prevention. This part of the program supports long term sobriety.

After the final stage of the inpatient treatment I believe that Freydia would benefit from individual as well as family counseling for her, her two


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