When warranted, and facilitated by a physician, medication may enable clients to do the work that you want to do with them in the therapy process. Part 2 of this series focuses on medication issues that come into play when discussing the possibility of the following: length of time to be on a medication and exploration of the client’s prior use of medication that may have left a negative experience.
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Lisa–yes, you mentioned hesitancies about medication that clients often profess. another would be the fear of turning into an addict, particularly for those who are from families where they saw members struggle with addiction, or if they themselves had a substance abuse issue. this then encourages a discussion about opioid drugs that have an addictive component and psychotropic drugs which largely do not.