1. Three Levels of Intervention

Dear Visitor:

This is our fourth posting. We expect you have gone through the first two. Thank you for your continued interest. Are you trying to heal yourself, help heal someone dear, or prevent someone dear from getting sucked into addiction? Whoever you may wish to help, you are in good hands with us. You are completely free to explore alternative, pre-existing solutions, then come back to tptChoice and restart where you left off.

This program addresses primary and secondary care, but not tertiary. Tertiary care is an intervention reserved for medical services or the judicial system to provide. The tertiary stage is the “symptomatic” stage where the negative impacts of addiction become alarmingly transparent.  Then an addict will have reached an endangerment stage to oneself or others. The addict’s health and judgment becomes so impaired as to critically harm himself or others’ well-being – life, property, or both.

Primary care may be thought to consist of informative or educational, economic, social, environmental, behavioral preventive means – the stage of risk mitigation to stave off getting addicted. Secondary care, on the other hand, is not only informative or educational but is also procedural and reformative – this is the “asymptomatic” stage, the damaging outcomes are still dormant. Whereas the former involves largely attitudinal adjustment and some environmental sorting, the latter involves attitudinal recalibration, environmental realignment and behavioral alteration. In the primary intervention case, under-aged children and their adult guardians jointly experience some of the various elements of learning, relearning and doing. In the secondary intervention case, the adult addict is responsible to pace oneself through the various elements and phases of intervention. The co-dependents may assist in this process. For youthful addicts, the experience is again shared and is a combination of joint monitoring by the youth and the caregiver.

Over time, we will have textual and audio-visual presentations to allow for smoother communication. At this point we can visualize that there will be different types of links, exercises, self-evaluation tools, maintenance of electronic diary, etc.

At one point, you or your dear one will be required to register.

tptChoice Team

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