Julie uses heroin for her reported chronic pain. She states that # she does not take something for her
pain, she becomes depressed and suicidal. She has agreed to see a counselor. She has also stated that
she does not know anything about her treatment options but is willing to try any method to overcome
her addiction and depression. Based on what you have learned in this module, explain to her the
advantages and disadvantages of the following techniques as well as the possible outcomes: 12-step
program Group therapy Behavioral contracting Pharmacotherapy Relapse prevention



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