Applying Prochaska's six stage model of behaviour to addiction (…
Applying Prochaska's six stage model of behaviour to addiction
Ready steady go’, the individual makes plans to change their behaviour and puts goals in place
Help them construct the plan
‘Let’s do this’ change their behaviour, perhaps through treatment
Help them develop coping skills
‘Sitting on the fence’ the individual considers changing their behaviour
Help them see how the pros of changing behaviour outweigh the cons
‘Don’t fall off the wagon’
Help them maintain and apply the coping skills’
‘Ignorance is bliss’, the individual denies they have a problem
Help them to consider the need for change
Termination or Relapse
‘Don’t go back’ behaviour is either changed or the individual goes back to an earlier stage
Help them identify triggers for relapse so it doesn’t happen again.
Recognises dynamic nature of behaviour and the fact that changing it can be a slow process.
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Real life application, if the stage that the addict is in can be identified then the correct support can be given which helps recovery.
Taylor found that stage based approaches are no more effective than other explanations.
West stated that it should be ‘discarded’