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A case study of Person with Alcohol dependence Syndrome with Poor motivation

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Psychiatric Social Work, LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam, India
  • 2Department of Psychiatric Social Work, LGB Regional Institute of Mental Health, Tezpur, Assam, India

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (3), Pages 74-79, March,14 (2016)


This article presents a case study of client with alcohol dependence syndrome with poor motivation. Psychiatric social work assessment and intervention was provided to the person with alcohol dependence syndrome, focusing on building motivation for change and strengthening commitment to change. The psycho social intervention was provided to the patients and his family members. Sessions on Admission counseling, Family intervention, Supportive therapy, Psycho education, Motivation enhancement therapy, Brief intervention, Relapse Prevention therapy, Pre discharge counseling, Discharge Counseling and Social Group Work was conducted. At the end of the therapy, the client improves knowledge regarding the illness and motivation level was enhanced to action phase and achieved the coping skills to recover from relapse.


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